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Connecticut Core Standards

The Fairfield Public Schools curriculum is based on the Connecticut Core Standards. The Connecticut Core Standards, in turn, are based on the Common Core Standards.

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort that established a single set of clear educational standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English language arts and mathematics that states voluntarily adopt. The standards are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to enter credit bearing entry courses in two or four year college programs or enter the workforce. The standards are clear and concise to ensure that parents, teachers, and students have a clear understanding of the expectations in reading, writing, speaking and listening, language and mathematics in school.

More information on the Connecticut Core Standards can be found at

For more information on our specific curriculum please visit the Academics page.

What is the Connecticut Core Standards ?
The CCSS is a state-led effort to establish a clear set of education standards for K-12th graders…

How will this impact our students ?
The standards provide clarity and consistency in what is expected of student learning across the country. This initiative helps provide all students with an equal opportunity for an education, regardless of where they live…
How will this impact our teachers ?
Providing goals and benchmarks to ensure students are achieving certain skills and knowledge by the end of each year. Helping colleges and professional development programs better prepare teachers…


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