What is expected of students under Common Core The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a uniform set of benchmarks children across the country must meet. Here's a sampling of what students must master at a certain age.
A complete list of standards is available at corestandards.org.
Know number names and the count sequence
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text
Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does)
Add and subtract within 20
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic and provide some sense of closure
Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication
Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text
Use collective nouns, form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns (e.g., feet, children, teeth, mice, fish)
Multiply and divide within 100
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters
Decode multisyllable words
Understand decimal notation for fractions and compare decimal fractions