Common Core

In California, Common Core Has Not Failed

An Education Next forum draws a response from a former president of the California State Board of Education.

How the Common Core Changed Standardized Testing

In many states, assessments have advanced considerably over the previous generation of assessments.

EdStat: Nine of 24 States with D- to D+ Grades in 2009 Received A...

The relatively close alignment between state and national assessments represents a major improvement from 2009 when the Common Core initiative began.

EdStat: According to the 2017 EdNext Poll, 51 Percent of Republicans Oppose the Common...

For the general public, opposition to the Common Core has more than tripled, from 13% in 2013 to 42% in 2016.

In the News: Common Core Used Widely, Despite Continuing Debate

While there is disagreement over whether the Common Core standards are improving student performance, most states that adopted the standards are still using them.

How is Policy Affecting Classroom Instruction?

If greater attention is not paid to supporting teachers to implement new standards and reduce coverage of deemphasized content, the standards may not have much effect.

Is Common Core Working? It May Be Too Early to Tell

Early evidence on a policy can turn out to be misleading, or a policy can have delayed effects

In the News: The Fog of “College Readiness”

Most parents think their children are on track to be prepared for college after their 12th-grade year, but the truth is, a shockingly large share of graduating high-school seniors are not prepared to go to college.

In the News: The Real Threat to Common Core May Come Not From a...

Donald Trump pledged during his campaign to eliminate the Common Core state standards, but many have noted that Common Core is not an issue President Trump will have any say over.

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