Common Standards

The latest news about the Common Core State Standards, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

The Common Core Explained

With all the developments and debate around the common-core standards, and the release of test results tied to them, here are the background, definitions, research, and other resources you need to get you up to speed. (September 28, 2015)

Research Center Report

From Adoption to Practice: Teacher Perspectives on the Common Core
This Education Week Research Center report draws on a national survey of teachers fielded during the 2013-14 school year and examines student and teacher readiness for the common core, access to high-quality materials and training, and long-term impact of the new standards and aligned assessments.

Spotlight on Common-Core Instruction

In this Spotlight, explore how teachers are leading the way in implementing the common core, review the effects of new math standards, and read interviews and commentary on the common-core literacy standards.

Spotlight on Special Education and the Common Core

In this Spotlight, take a look at how alternative assessments align to the common core, see how testing accommodations differ between consortia, and examine how a results-driven accountability system is giving new life to instruction.

Issue Backgrounder

For background on this topic, see:
The Common Core Explained

Blog Coverage

Standards
The Curriculum Matters blog covers developments on the adoption and implementation of common standards. Visit this page to browse the latest posts on this topic.

Related Webinars

Common-Core Webinars

These virtual broadcasts address the transition to and implementation of common-core standards, including the contentious mathematics standards.

Special Collection

Common Core: A Steep Climb
An Education Week series on the District of Columbia's vision of the common-core standards and how they are being put into practice.
Common-Core Commentaries
Thought leaders, policymakers and educators offer their opinions and ideas on the common-core standards.
Math, Literacy, & Common Standards
This special report maps out the landscape of academic content and instruction in the common-core era.
Quality Counts 2010
The 14th edition of Education Week's annual report looks at the national debate over common academic standards.

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March 29, 2017 – Education Week
Approval of a charter school bill and a measure that overhauls the state's nearly 30-year-old K-12 law is likely to bring widespread changes to the Bluegrass State.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
Even if Donald Trump could "end" the common core, that may not be what teachers want, writes Maria Ferguson.
March 1, 2017 – Education Week
Education Week's latest annual state survey reveals subtle shifts this year in the national testing landscape.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
Twenty states and the District of Columbia will administer the tests designed for the common-core standards in 2016-17, an Education Week survey finds.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
A growing number of states are requiring high school students to take the SAT or ACT, according to Education Week's annual testing survey.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
An Education Week survey finds that fewer states are requiring high school students to pass a test in order to graduate.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
An Education Week survey finds smaller shifts in testing this year as more states embrace the SAT and ACT and the number of states using PARCC or Smarter Balanced holds steady.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
As schools work to implement the Next Generation Science Standards, practicing scientists are also rethinking how they work with schools to advance understanding of their field.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week

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