ASD New Core Curriculum Implementation
In the summer of 2010, the Utah State Board of Education voted to adopt the Common Core State Standards developed through the Governor’s Association as the New Utah Core. The Standards were written by a consortium of teachers and state leaders who recognized the need for consistent and rigorous standards among states. These standards have currently been adopted voluntarily by 45 states.
The implementation timeline in Alpine School District is primarily driven by projected operational assessments in the 2014-2015 school year. Although several districts across the state began implementation in the 2011-2012 school year, Alpine School District has chosen to begin implementation in the 2012-2013 school year. This allows teachers and administrators an extra year of training and study to prepare to teach the New Utah Core while still preparing students to be on track to take the end-or-year assessments in 2015.