Common Core in Nevada:
Nevada Academic Content Standards

Common Core Implementation Status

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

New Curriculum

State designs frameworks

State provides frameworks

State designs guides

State provides guides

Local districts only

Nevada rolled out curriculum fully aligned to the Common Core at the beginning of the 2013–14 school year.

New Assessments

PARCC member

SBAC member

ACT Aspire

Developing own CC-aligned assessments

Nevada redesigned its assessments to align with the Common Core and will transition to SBAC assessments in 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 not 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

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

In 2011 Nevada’s governor signed a bill requiring the Legislative Committee on Education to study the progress of implementing CCSS into Nevada public schools. NRS 389.0187 directed the Nevada State Board of Education to “develop a model curriculum in ELA and math.” SB 504, approved by the governor in 2013, requires teacher training to follow Common Core guideline (section 5 subsection (a)(2)). No anti-Common Core bills have been introduced to date.


Local Action Groups

Advocates and Opponents in Nevada

Assemblyman Flores
Supports CC

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Updated: 8/11/2014