Common Core State Standards logoThe Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), in partnership with the American Council on Education (ACE) and the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO), hosted the meeting What the Common Core State Standards Mean to Higher Education in the West, on November 9 and November 10, 2010, at the State Higher Education Policy Center in Boulder, Colorado. The goal of this meeting was to broaden awareness about Common Core State Standards and engage postsecondary leaders in a productive discussion about their implications for higher education in the Western region.

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An Overview of the Common Core State Standards
Doug Sovde, Senior Associate, Mathematics, Achieve, Inc.

Approaches to Common K–12 Assessments:Roles for SHEEOs and Higher Education
Stanley Rabinowitz, Ph.D., WestEd Project Management Partner Lead

Common Core State Standards in ELA/Literacy
Susan Pimentel, Education Consultant, StandardsWork

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
Karen Nicodemus, Higher Education Consultant, KA Nicodemus Consulting Services LLC

Common Core State Standards Initiative: Preparing America's Students for College & Career

Chris Minnich, Senior Membership Director & Interim Strategic Director, Standards, Assessment, & Accountability, Council of Chief State School Officers

Implications of the Common Core State Standards for Higher Education
Jacqueline King, Assistant Vice President & Policy Research Advisor, American Council on Education

The Oregon Diploma: Moving Education Forward
Ed Dennis, Deputy Superintendent, Oregon Department of Education

Implementing the Common Core Standards and Assessments: How to Engage Policymakers and Practitioners
Julie Carnahan, Senior Associate, State Higher Education Executive Officers