Forty-one states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) have adopted the Common Core State Standards. The map below provides information about the process each state or territory followed to adopt their academic standards. Please note that states routinely review their academic standards and may choose to change or add onto the standards to best meet the needs of their students. The map provides links to the website in each state and territory that provides the most up-to-date information on a state’s specific academic standards.
*Full implementation is defined as the school year the state expects teachers in grades K-12 in English language arts and mathematics to incorporate the standards into classroom instruction.
Source: Achieve, “Closing the Expectations Gap 2013 Annual Report on the Alignment of State K-12 Policies and Practice with the Demands of College and Careers.”