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How to Use SEC Charts to Compare Common Core State Standards with prior State Standards

In 2010, the CCSSO Surveys of Enacted Curriculum (SEC) State Collaborative conducted a content analysis of the new Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics. Now, many state, local, and school education leaders are using the online data reporting system ( to compare their prior state content standards or assessments with the Common Core Standards. The following short guide outlines recommended steps for beginning in-depth analyses to focus the work of state education agencies, districts, or school leaders in leading change in curriculum and instruction to meet the new Common Core Standards.