Common Core State Standards

Prepare students to be college and career ready.

Edgenuity is proud to meet the demands of the Common Core with courses that include on-screen instruction, tools, readings, assignments, multimedia resources, and embedded scaffolds to help all students meet the challenges of these more rigorous standards.

Edgenuity courses incorporate instructional shifts.

The instructional shifts of the Common Core mandate changes in course design and emphasis as well as the kinds of questions we pose to students and the rigor with which we expect them to respond.

Common Core for English Language Arts

Common Core for English Language Arts

Build knowledge through content-rich nonfiction.

Edgenuity courses include essays, speeches, memoirs, historical documents, and scientific articles. Through reading literary nonfiction, students gain insight into their world and themselves.

Practice with complex text and academic language.

Academic language is carefully spiraled throughout Edgenuity courses, ensuring students have multiple exposures to high-yield words and learn them to mastery. Complex texts like Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue,” and Thomas Paine’s Common Sense anchor instruction in literary analysis.

Reading, writing, and speaking grounded in textual evidence.

Edgenuity courses require the close and active reading of text, with all tasks and assignments grounded firmly in comprehension and analysis of the text itself. Students learn to make and support claims with textual evidence and to communicate their arguments to a variety of audiences.

Common Core for Mathematics

Common Core for Mathematics

Greater focus on fewer topics

Courses devote ample time to the major work of each grade, allowing time for students to develop deep knowledge and long-term transfer.

Rigorous attention to conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and application

Instruction connects the new to the known, building on students’ existing mathematical knowledge and real-world intuition. Students explore multiple representations—including verbal descriptions, graphs and tables, and symbolic notation. Procedures are grounded in conceptual understanding, and students learn how and when to apply what they know.

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