37% of Massachusetts' college freshmen aren't ready for college-level work and spend their tuition gaining remedial skills they should've received for free in high school.
Our changing world requires changes to our educational standards. Because of this, Massachusetts adopted the Common Core in 2010. These new standards will ensure that our students are better prepared for college and the workforce by emphasizing more complex content and the development of real-world skills like problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. The standards began to be introduced into classrooms in the fall 2013. New, updated, and more effective assessments will start in the fall of 2014.