Utah is one of over 40 states and territories that have agreed to transition their core standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics to a set of standards common to all states. This "Common Core" initiative is organized and supported by the National Governor's Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).
The Council of Great City Schools developed thes Parent Roadmaps to support parents' understanding of the Common Core State Standards at the elementary grade levels.
Mathematics courses in Utah's schools will be reorganized, in line with the curriculum of countries with the highest mathematics achievement. Some familiar course names, like Algebra or Geometry, will be replaced with Secondary Mathematics I, Secondary Mathematics II, and Secondary Mathematics III. At the conclusion of Secondary Mathematics III, students will be prepared for credit-bearing college coursework and application of mathematics to careers.
Utah Core Standards for Mathematics
Utah has adopted the international model of teaching secondary math. This integrated approach combines concepts related to the number system, algebraic thinking, measurement and data, and geometry throughout the curriculum.
Kindergarten - 5th Grade:
Utah Core Standards for English Language Arts
Alignment of the previous Utah Language Arts Core to the new Utah Core Standards
USOE worked with educators around the state of Utah to align the previous Language Arts core to the new Utah Core Standards.
Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks
Organized by grade bands.
Samples of Student Writing
These writing samples have been annotatated to illustrate the criteria required to meet the standards for a particular type of writing - argument, informative / explanatory text, and narrative.