Update, July 8: In second drafts of math and English standards, changes were made regarding research and use of American currency in elementary grades. Those changes are now reflected in the story.
Oklahoma is writing new academic standards in math and English that in some ways go beyond the current standards and the now-repealed Common Core goals, according to a review of initial drafts by Oklahoma Watch.
The drafts show, for example, that elementary-school students would create research projects, whether writing a paper or using multimedia such as video or a podcast, and over years learn the use and concepts of U.S. currency, sales tax, price mark-ups and tip calculation. High school students would be expected to grasp the concepts behind math formulas.
Standards outline what students should know at each stage of their education. The two committees of state officials and instructors writing the standards also will attach examples of ways teachers can implement them in the classroom.
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