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West Virginia's Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives make the way teachers teach more focused and flexible while making the way students learn more engaging and personalized.

The Next Generation Standards represent the next logical step in the progression of the statewide movement called EducateWV: Enhancing Learning. For Now. For the Future.

Nearly 100 teachers spent months tweaking West Virginia's mathematics and English language arts Content Standards and Objectives. What transpired is described as "fewer, focused and deeper" next generation standards which will truly prepared students to be college and career ready.

The Next Generation Standards are designed to focus on fewer concepts while stressing deeper learning and understanding.

Most importantly, these standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs.