Common Core States

Common Core is a set of standards that may be used by states when assessing the literacy of its students in mathematics and English language arts. The program was designed after years of stagnation in the progression of education standards across the United States. Common Core was designed to ensure that graduate high school students are prepared for college or a career. 

While states are not required to adopt the Common Core standards, there is funding available for states that adopt the standards; these funds can be critical for states’ education programs and be the driving factor in the decision to adopt Common Core. 

Of the fifty states, forty-one states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, American Samoan Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Northern Mariana Islands, have adopted the Common Core standards.

Learn for yourself about Common Core states by scrolling through the charts.

Common Core Standards Status by State

Alabama

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

21%

#48 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

48%

#45 in the US

Alaska

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

Yes

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

41%

#24 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

56%

#30 in the US

Arizona

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

35%

#31 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

52%

#38 in the US

Arkansas

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

23%

#46 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

51%

#41 in the US

California

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

72%

#5 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

84%

#12 in the US

Colorado

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

59%

#17 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

78%

#16 in the US

Connecticut

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

78%

#2 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

92%

#1 in the US

Delaware

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

66%

#14 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

86%

#9 in the US

Florida

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

Yes

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

34%

#35 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

59%

#26 in the US

Georgia

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

50%

#21 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

72%

#20 in the US

Hawaii

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

22%

#47 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

40%

#50 in the US

Idaho

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

53%

#20 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

75%

#18 in the US

Illinois

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

68%

#8 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

88%

#5 in the US

Indiana

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

Yes

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

57%

#18 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

74%

#19 in the US

Iowa

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

41%

#25 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

64%

#24 in the US

Kansas

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

32%

#38 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

53%

#36 in the US

Kentucky

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

27%

#42 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

51%

#42 in the US

Louisiana

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

20%

#49 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

48%

#46 in the US

Maine

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

72%

#6 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

87%

#7 in the US

Maryland

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

67%

#11 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

86%

#10 in the US

Massachusetts

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

81%

#1 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

92%

#2 in the US

Michigan

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

68%

#9 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

87%

#8 in the US

Minnesota

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

Yes

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

48%

#22 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

61%

#25 in the US

Mississippi

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

18%

#51 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

43%

#47 in the US

Missouri

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

35%

#32 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

59%

#27 in the US

Montana

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

36%

#29 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

56%

#31 in the US

Nebraska

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

Yes

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

33%

#36 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

55%

#33 in the US

Nevada

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

20%

#50 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

39%

#51 in the US

New Hampshire

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

75%

#4 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

89%

#3 in the US

New Jersey

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

67%

#12 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

83%

#14 in the US

New Mexico

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No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

36%

#30 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

58%

#29 in the US

New York

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No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

76%

#3 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

88%

#6 in the US

North Carolina

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No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

29%

#41 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

43%

#48 in the US

North Dakota

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No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

35%

#33 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

51%

#43 in the US

Ohio

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

33%

#37 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

50%

#44 in the US

Oklahoma

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

Yes

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

26%

#43 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

55%

#34 in the US

Oregon

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

38%

#26 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

56%

#32 in the US

Pennsylvania

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

67%

#13 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

84%

#13 in the US

Rhode Island

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

70%

#7 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

89%

#4 in the US

South Carolina

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

Yes

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

25%

#44 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

43%

#49 in the US

South Dakota

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No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

46%

#23 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

65%

#23 in the US

Tennessee

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

25%

#45 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

52%

#39 in the US

Texas

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

Yes

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

35%

#34 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

52%

#40 in the US

Utah

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

38%

#27 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

59%

#28 in the US

Vermont

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

62%

#16 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

83%

#15 in the US

Virginia

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

Yes

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

68%

#10 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

86%

#11 in the US

Washington

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

57%

#19 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

70%

#21 in the US

West Virginia

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

32%

#39 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

68%

#22 in the US

Wisconsin

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

37%

#28 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

55%

#35 in the US

Wyoming

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS STATUShelp

No

STUDENTS MEETING ACT MATH BENCHMARKhelp

32%

#40 in the US

STUDENTS MEETING ACT ENGLISH BENCHMARKhelp

53%

#37 in the US

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