What We’re Watching: Reading and Math in the Common Core Era

On Monday, March 28, Brookings hosted an online discussion of a new report that looks at how deeply the Common Core standards have penetrated schools and classrooms. The research is part of the 2016 Brown Center Report on American Education. Brookings’ Tom Loveless discussed his findings, which focus on the emphasis of non-fiction vs. fiction texts in reading and on enrollment in advanced courses in mathematics, with Matt Chingos of the Urban Institute. They also discussed Loveless’s new research on the relationship between ability group tracking in eighth grade and AP performance in high school.

Tom Loveless wrote in December 2015 about some of his earlier work on Common Core implementation in “Has Common Core Influenced Instruction?” on the EdNext blog.

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