Frequently Asked Questions
The vision of the Mercer Island School District is that our students will thrive in the cognitive, global, and digital world while sustaining their passion and inspiration for learning.
Success beyond high school looks different than it did in the 20th century. A 21st-century education requires students to convert information into knowledge and to create innovative solutions for problems that we have yet to address or encounter. Rigorous learning standards are critical to supporting our students in being able to reach those goals in tomorrow’s world.
- What Are The Common Core State Standards?
- Why Do We Need Standardized Tests Like Our State Exams Or Smarter Balanced?
- Does the Smarter Balanced Assessment Impact Students In Grades 3 - 12?
- Major Shifts in English Language Arts
- Major Shifts in Math