A new report that surveys curriculum nationally found that many people in education and the workplace don’t think some of the English Language Arts and math standards — which are being used in most states — are what students and workers need to be successful in college and career. Employers say that important skills that ensures success include conscientiousness, ethical use of information, face-to-face oral communication. In addition, gaps appear between some Core standards and what college instructors consider important for students to succeed — especially in the area of writing.
ACT. (2016). National curriculum survey. Iowa City, IA: Author.http://www.act.org/content/act/en/research/national-curriculum-survey.html