Full Standards System in States Several Years Away
Survey Finds Curricula, Tests, and Related Reforms Won't Come Quickly
Most states plan to revise professional development for teachers by next year to help them teach to the new common standards, but it will take two or more years to complete anticipated changes in curriculum, assessment, and other elements of the K-12 system to adapt to the new learning goals, according to a survey released last week .
The survey is the first national snapshot of where states stand in their plans to implement the new standards. It shows that more than 30 states plan changes in the curriculum they teach, how they train and evaluate teachers, and how they size up students’ learning. But few of those changes will be fully realized before 2013.
State feedback was gathered by the Center on Education Policy , a Washington-based research and policy group. Survey responses came from K-12 education officials in 42 states and the District of Columbia...
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