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Online survey could help create new Common Core standards

The Common Core standards for South Carolina schools could be headed out the door.

The current standards were adopted in 2010, but schools could see a new set of standards in 2015. Those standards could be determined in part by the Education Oversight Committee's online survey.

"I'm hoping that those individuals who've had time to work with the standards," Education Oversight Committee Executive Director Melanie Barton said, "who learn about the standards, will be the first one to fill out that survey."

However, the survey is open to anyone on the Internet including people that don't live in South Carolina. Part of that, according to Barton, points to the fact that the EOC doesn't have the power to choose what goes into the standards.

"We have to approve any changes," Barton said.

The survey's results will be open to the public and will be given to anyone involved in the process of writing the new standards. As of now, only two standards for South Carolina schools actually qualify as common core.

"South Carolina has math and English," SC Policy Council member Dillon Jones said.

Jones has studied extensively on Common Core policy. He said the real question is how much will the state standards differ from the federal Common Core standards since those are connected to federal funding.

"The problem is they still have to be college and career ready," Jones said, "which is dictated by the federal government."

While the state's Common Core may not exactly match the federal government's version, Barton believes something similar may come from what gets put together.

"I think you're going to see something in the middle," Barton said. "That's generally the way the compromise process works."

The survey covers standards for every grade and level of education. Anyone who fills out the survey only has to fill out what matters to them. The survey can be found at this link.

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