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Common Core

Common Core is a set of academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA) for US schools. These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade.
Common Core
Country of Origin: United States of America
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The United States Common Core is a set of academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. The standards were created to ensure that all students in US schools that have adopted the Common Core "graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life, regardless of where they live".

"For years, the academic progress of our nation’s students has been stagnant, and we have lost ground to our international peers. Particularly in subjects such as math, college remediation rates have been high. One root cause has been an uneven patchwork of academic standards that vary from state to state and do not agree on what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.

Recognizing the value and need for consistent learning goals across states, in 2009 the state school chiefs and governors that comprise CCSSO and the NGA Center coordinated a state-led effort to develop the Common Core State Standards. Designed through collaboration among teachers, school chiefs, administrators, and other experts, the standards provide a clear and consistent framework for educators.

The Common Core is informed by the highest, most effective standards from states across the United States and countries around the world. The standards define the knowledge and skills students should gain throughout their K-12 education in order to graduate high school prepared to succeed in entry-level careers, introductory academic college courses, and workforce training programs."

The standards are:

- Research- and evidence-based
- Clear, understandable, and consistent
- Aligned with college and career expectations
- Based on rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher-order thinking skills
- Built upon the strengths and lessons of current state standards
- Informed by other top performing countries in order to prepare all students for success in our global economy and society 



51 UAE Schools offering Common Core

School name Community City
Abu Dhabi International School Al Rowda Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi International School MBZ branch Mohammed Bin Zayed City Abu Dhabi
ADNOC Primary School, Abu Dhabi Umm Al Nar Abu Dhabi
Al Kamal Private School Al Ramla Sharjah
Al Maaref Private School Dubai Al Qusais Dubai
Al Mawakeb School Al Khawaneej Al Mizhar Dubai
Al Mizhar American Academy Mirdif Dubai
Al Nahda National School for Boys Al Mushrif Abu Dhabi
Al Nahda National School for Girls Al Mushrif Abu Dhabi
Al Sanawbar School New Manasir Al Ain
Al Takamul Private School Al Muwaiji Al Ain
American International School Abu Dhabi Al Reehan Abu Dhabi
American School of Creative Science, Al Barsha Al Barsha Dubai
American School of Creative Science, Maliha Al Jurainah Sharjah
Beaconhouse Al Khaleej International Private School Al Azra Sharjah
Collegiate American School Umm Suqeim 2 Dubai
Dubai Arabian American Private School Al Muhaisnah Dubai
Dubai International School Al Quoz Al Quoz Dubai
Dubai National School Al Twar Al Twar Dubai
Dunecrest American School Al Barari Dubai
Elite American Private School UAQ Al Salama Umm al-Quwain
Elite Private School Mohammed Bin Zayed City Abu Dhabi
Emirates National School Abu Dhabi (Primary campus) Al Manaseer Abu Dhabi
Emirates National School Al Ain Towaya Abu Dhabi
Emirates National School Al Nahyan (Secondary) Al Nahyan Abu Dhabi
Emirates National School Mohammed Bin Zayed City Mohammed Bin Zayed City Abu Dhabi
Emirates National School Ras Al Khaimah Al Thaid Ras al-Khaimah
Emirates National School Sharjah Al Rahmaniyah Sharjah
Future International Academy Al Ain Al Sarooj Al Ain
Future International School Al Nyadat Al Ain
GEMS United School Sports City Dubai Sports City Dubai
GEMS World Academy Abu Dhabi Al Danah Abu Dhabi
Horizon Private School Branch Khalifa City A Abu Dhabi
Ignite School Al Warqa Dubai
International Community School Mushrif Al Mushrif Abu Dhabi
International Jubilee Private School Al Danah Abu Dhabi
International School of Arts and Sciences Al Warqa Dubai
Liwa International School Falaj Hazzaa Al Ain
Liwa International School - Al Mushrif Al Mushrif Abu Dhabi
Liwa International School for Girls AlBateen Al Ain
Mirdif American School Mirdif Dubai
New Academy School Bur Dubai Dubai
Next Generation School Al Barsha Dubai
Nibras International School Dubai Investments Park Dubai
North American International School Al Mizhar Dubai
Renaissance School Dubai Sports City Dubai
Rising School Nad al Sheba Dubai
Scholars American International School Shakhbout City Abu Dhabi
Universal American School Festival City Dubai
Vernus Early Learning Centre JLT Jumeirah Lakes Towers Dubai
West Yas Academy Yas West Abu Dhabi

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