Below are links to the standards of three states receiving a cumulative 4.0 for their educational standards in the Fordham Foundation report “2006 State of the State Standards”.
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills is a national organization. While this group does not create standards, they do provide states and schools with grade level skills maps created by national teacher organizations such National Council of Teachers for Math, English, Social Studies, Art, Geography and Science. P21 does much more. This group provides schools with blueprints for mapping education in an integrated package: curriculum and instruction, professional development, accountability and learning environments. Whoo Hoo!
“The Partnership for 21st Century Skills is a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student. As the United States continues to compete in a global economy that demands innovation, P21 and its members provide tools and resources to help the U.S. education system keep up by fusing the three Rs and four Cs (critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation ). While leading districts and schools are already doing this, P21 advocates for local, state and federal policies that support this approach for every school.”
Yes, private and public schools have been given permission to use all of the P21 materials.