Report | January 1, 2014

Common Core State Standards in New York

Why educational learning standards and aligned assessments are key to education reform and a strong military

Poor educational achievement is one of the biggest reasons why more than 70 percent of all young Americans are unable to join the military. In New York, among those students who succeed in graduating from high school, 21% of Army applicants score too low on the military’s entrance exam for math, literacy, and problem solving to join.

This report describes how New York’s Common Core State Standards will help raise educational outcomes by helping students learn content and gain skills necessary for success in today’s world. Similar education standards across different states and school districts will also benefit children in military families, who relocate to new schools frequently.

We need enough skilled men and women available to serve in tomorrow’s armed services, to ensure the future strength of our military.


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