Confrey Appointed to Committee
Dr. Jere Confrey, the Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professor in Mathematics Education, will join 24 other experts on a national school standards committee. The Common Core Standards Initiative Validation Committee, announced by the National Governor’s Association and Council of Chief State School Officers, will review college and career readiness standards and make recommendations that will be used in K-12 development. The goal is to ensure that school standards are based on research and evidence, aligned with college and workforce training program expectations, reflective of rigorous content and skills, and internationally benchmarked.
Confrey, a senior research fellow at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, said 51 states and territories have signed on to the initiative, which is essential to remain competitive in a global economy based on innovation in science and technology.