How are Alabama’s College and Career Ready Standards different from curriculum?

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Alabama’s College and Career Ready Standards are a list of academic expectations for what students need to know in math and English each school year. A curriculum is made up of the lesson plans, materials, and methods for instruction created by your child’s teachers to help their students meet the academic expectations our schools have set for students through the adoption of higher standards.[1]

[1] Thomas Rains Jr., “Common Core complaints are misdirected,” AL.com, March 21, 2014