ACADEMIC/HIGH STAKES VOCABULARY
According to research, the following words appear on high stakes test more frequently than other words, and these are the words that students most often misread, misinterpret, or misuse when attempting to respond to questions on high stakes tests.
The first 12 words are known as “The Big 12” and they are the MOST frequently found.
Critical Words Students Must Know for the Common Core State Standards
Researchers estimate 85% of achievement test scores are based on the vocabulary of the standards. Below are the high frequency words of the CCSS.