33% of Pennsylvania's 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.
The State Board adopted Common Core Standards in July 2010. Since that time, the decision was made to craft a set of PA Common Core Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics. A group of Pennsylvania educators created a draft set of PA Common Core Standards. These new standards mirror the content and rigor of Common Core, but reflect the organization and design of the PA Academic Standards.Full implementation takes place during the 2013 - 2014 school year.