The alignment of the educational standards with the industry needs would be one of the greatest outcomes of adopting the National Standards by Missouri schools. This will ensure that the students graduating from these institutions are competent enough not only in the statewide parameters but also in the international arena.
Globalisation is one of the most influential phenomena in the modern world, and it has brought with if systems and technicalities that pose a great challenge. As the fact sheet of 2008 indicates, a student from Missouri is no longer competing with another from Missouri for a job, but instead, is competing with an equally competent student from Japan, Hong Kong, or even Singapore among others. As such, the standardization will ensure that all students will have an equal platform for competing internationally.