Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards are an attempt to develop a shared set of expectations for student readiness across states.

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Do Schools Challenge Our Students?

July 2012

The Center for American Progress finds that students need more challenging math and reading work. This report mentions the importance of student surveys in teacher evaluations as well as the impact of Common Core standards.

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Common Core State Standards: Progress and Challenges in School Districts’ Implementation

September 2011

In this study, the Center on Education Policy finds that school districts view the Common Core State Standards favorably and found little resistance to implementing them from educators and parents. However, districts also report a lack of adequate funding and unclear guidance from states as challenges to implementation.

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Common Standards: The Time Is Now

December 2009

The Alliance for Excellent Education suggests that common standards, though not a silver bullet, will lay the foundation for a stronger education system that will prepare all students for college and the workforce.

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