Are the New Idaho Core Standards Based on Research?
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considerations for standards development. The standards development process incorporated the best practices and research from across the nation and the world. In addition, a major reason Idaho chose to voluntarily adopt the new standards in mathematics is because these standards are closely aligned with the Idaho Math Initiative, which the state launched in 2008. Research has shown that teachers who have taken the Mathematical Thinking for Instruction course through the Idaho Math Initiative and applied these methods in their classrooms see better student achievement results in mathematics. Through the new Idaho Core Standards, Idaho students will learn critical thinking and problem-solving skills that we believe are important now and in the future.