Why would Catholic schools adopt public school standards?

The Common Core clearly states the goals for students for each school year which assists teachers in making instructional decisions. They help teachers focus their instruction, while allowing Catholic schools to write curriculum that can support students in achieving more. 

The use of standards in Catholic schools is not new.  Seminaries began using standards long ago.  Standards provide teachers and students will clear goals and expectations.  They provide a framework for the teaching and learning process and standards help us to insure that our students are learning and developing skills at each level of education.

Catholic schools are encouraged to consider standards from reputable sources and adapt or write standards that will allow them to meet the needs of their students. Most Catholic schools will not adopt any standards as written, but will build upon them to develop their own set of standards that are embedded with our Catholic faith.