Common Core in Delaware:
Delaware Common Core Standards

Delaware was quick to adopt the Common Core and produce an implementation strategy, and its rapidity was rewarded with a $120 million grant from the Race to the Top program. All of Delaware’s curriculum and state assessments are now aligned to the Common Core.


Common Core Implementation Status

1. Teacher Professional Development
2. Curriculum Guides
or Instructional Materials
3. Teacher Evaluation
Systems

New Curriculum

State designs frameworks

State provides frameworks

State designs guides

State provides guides

Local districts only


New Assessments

PARCC member

SBAC member

ACT Aspire

Developing own CC-aligned assessments

Delaware is using new versions of the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System until SBAC assessments are ready for the 2014–15 school year.

New Expenditures

New expenditures required to implement the Common Core

Current annual education expenditures

Race to the Top Phase 2 award

(State is a Race to the Top recipient.)


Education Database Status

P-20 development required by state law

State is capable of having a P-20 database

State has access to homeschool students’ data

Delaware’s education data system was one of the first in the country to meet all ten of the Data Quality Campaign’s requirements for specificity and breadth.


Potential Impacts on Homeschooling

State currently requires homeschoolers to take state-prescribed tests and report their scores

Homeschoolers must file notice of intent to homeschool



Common Core Legislation


None at this time


Local Action Groups

Advocates and Opponents in Delaware

Governor Markell
Supports CC


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Updated: 3/25/2014