Academic Content Standards
Content standards are helping Cincinnati Public Schools ensure that written curriculum, classroom instruction and tests of learning all match — an alignment that research suggests makes a powerful impact on student achievement.
Standards in Transition
Full implementation of the new Common Core State Standards, which raise the bar even higher, began in the 2014-15 school year.
Research shows that the interrelationship of written, taught and tested curriculum plays an important role in student achievement. If the alignment is not strong, factors such as family income and parents’ education levels loom much larger in student performance, studies suggest.
The standards are incorporated into all CPS professional development, focusing on teaching strategies and assessments.