Did you know that the Alabama State Department of Education likes to state that “we do not have Common Core, we have Alabama College and Career Readiness Standards". They like to call it Alabama College and Career Readiness Standards (ACCRS), but when you go to the Common Core website and click on the map on Alabama this is what it says:
STANDARDS ADOPTED: NOVEMBER 18, 2010
ADOPTED BY: ALABAMA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
FULL IMPLEMENTATION: 2013-14 SCHOOL YEAR*
Here is the link:
In the ELA Common Core State Standards it uses the term "College and Career Readiness” 68 times. In the Math it is mentioned 10 times. Therefore ACCRS is the CCSS and derived its name from the CCSS. Also, every state that adopted CCSS, had to adopt 100% CCSS. Alabama added a few standards of their own, but they had to adopt all of CCSS. A lady can marry and change her last name, but she is still the same person with just a new last name. You can rename things to try to hide their real identity, but they are still the same.
Want proof that Alabama Standards are Common Core standard?. See the attached side by side comparisons that we did of the so-called New Math Standards, which are not new, but they are Common Core! The ALSDE can state they do not have Common Core, but they cannot deny that they did not plagiarize them. By the way, the Common Core State Standards mentions “avoid plagiarism” 11 times in its standards. Apparently, the Alabama State Board of Education needs to reread their so-called own standards, which has the same statement 12 times within its standards. They tell the children not to plagiarize, yet they violate their own standards. In other words the AL State Deot. of Ed. is saying "Do as I say not as I do".
PS. As I stated above, the ELA standards use the phrase "College and Career Readiness" 68 times in the ELA standards. ACCRS uses the phrase 41 times within its standards. Just a thought! I wonder from where the ALSDE derived their name Alabama College and Career Readiness (or Ready)! Let me guess! Common Core.
Look at the K-5th grade comparison charts below. of the New Math Standards that were just adopted by the State Board of Education. It is plagiarized from Common Core. By the way, the only way to not see this is if you are color blind. The SBOE had these in their hands before they voted and so did our Governor.