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The standards will provide more clarity about and consistency in what is expected of student learning. The Next Generation Standards will help provide all students with an equal opportunity for an education that will prepare them to go to college or enter the workforce, regardless of where they live.

The Next Generation Standards will not prevent different levels of achievement among students, but they will ensure more consistent exposure to materials and learning experiences through curriculum, instruction, and teacher preparation among other supports for student learning. In a global economy, students must be prepared to compete with not only their American peers in the next state, but with students from around the world. These standards will help prepare students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college and careers.