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Standards Alignments

The Core Knowledge Sequence and the Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence are aligned with a variety of educational standards and guidelines. 

Available Alignments

The Foundation has completed the following alignments, which are available to Core Knowledge schools upon request.

  • Head Start Performance Outcomes (National Head Start Association)
  • Work Sampling Assessment Tool (Pearson Education)
  • Preschool (early childhood) standards for a number of states
  • Kindergarten through eighth grade standards for a number of states

To determine if a state level standards alignment is available for your state, visit our Core Knowledge Schools page.  Click a state on the map to view a Core Knowledge overview that indicates whether a preschool or K–8 state level standards alignment is available.

Common Core State Standards

Alignments between Core Knowledge and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been completed.  Visit our CCSS Resources page for more information and to download the alignments.

Create Your Own Alignment

Documentation of state educational standards differ in organization and specificity, so there is no quick and easy formula for aligning to the Core Knowledge content. Spend time familiarizing yourself with both the Core Knowledge Sequence, and the standard with which you wish to align. When you know the the Sequence and the standards documents well, and have a strong working knowledge of education and pedagogical methods, analyses required to complete the alignment are more likely to be quick and accurate. Read our Guidelines for Creating an Alignment document for additional support.

Share Your Alignment

If your school has created an alignment, between the Core Knowledge Sequence and your state or local standards, that you would like to make available to the Foundation and others who share the Core Knowledge vision, please let us know!