The Role of Language and Literacy in College- and Career-Ready Standards: Rethinking Policy and Practice in Support of English Language LearnersAlliance for Excellent Education, October 2012
English is embedded throughout all college- and career-ready standards, including the widespread Common Core State Standards as well as the Next Generation Science Standards. To meet these standards, a student must possess and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the English language and any subject matter being considered.