I hear one person say Common Core and another one say Alabama’s College and Career Ready Standards. Is there a difference?

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The Common Core State Standards are a list of shared academic expectations developed by educators. The initiative to set shared academic expectations was launched by the nation’s governors and state superintendents. Forty-four states and schools managed by the United States Department of Defense currently use a version of the Common Core State Standards. Our College and Career Ready Standards are Alabama’s modified version of Common Core.