Presently, the standards adopted in 2007, now called the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in Reading/ Language Arts, are the standards being taught in the classroom and assessed on the FCAT 2.0 Reading Assessment.
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts, which includes reading standards, were adopted by the Florida State Board of Education on July 27, 2010. In the summer of 2010, the Florida Department of Education convened a state committee to determine if additional content (up to 15%) was needed to satisfy English Language Arts requirements in Florida. Based on the results of this study, in the fall of 2010, the Department recommended no additions be made to the original CCSS adopted in July 2010. There is a phase-in schedule for implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This school year, Kindergarten will implement these standards. The CCSS are to be fully implemented K-12 by the 2013-2014 school year.