On another post Anonymous included a link to a PG article from last October and wrote:
Finally PPS is addressing the Common Core State Standard which are NOT NEW!
has been cited on this blog before, 87% if what are being referred to
as "old standards" by PPS Chief Academic Officer, ARE the "new" Common
Core State Standards.
If Pittsburgh Schools (other than CAPA) had
been following the PA State Standards (the so-called "old standards")
all of PPS students would not have a problem "ratcheting up" to CCSS.
Instead, all Pittsburgh Schools that did not reach the State 2012 goals
of Reading at 81% and Math 73% (after 10 years if trying) will have
difficulty with CCSS. Those few, very few, schools in PPS who met the
previous goals will sail easily into the upper levels of Common Core
State Standards. However, it will be a sad struggle for the majority of
PPS who have not met the PA Standards for the past 10 to 15 years of
inadequate curricula and instruction.
as adults in the world at large.