Common Standards

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

Meredith Barber, a Penn Valley, Penn., psychologist, has decided that her 10-year-old daughter Gabrielle Schwager will not be taking the state assessments this year.
—Matt Slocum/AP

'Opt-Out' Push Gains Traction Amid Common-Core Testing

Activists urging parents to opt their children out of tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards hope to build on momentum in states like New York. (May 5, 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 Implementing Common Standards

This Spotlight highlights the curriculum, professional development, and online resources available to help teachers prepare for the common core.

Spotlight on Common Core Assessment and Curriculum

This Spotlight explains how the standards will impact curriculum development and the crafting of common assessments.

Issue Backgrounder

For background on this topic, see:
Standards

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.

On-Demand Webinars

Revealing How Education Leaders Can Work Together on Common-Standards Implementation
In this webinar, our guests provided available resources to guide principals and district leaders as they embrace the standards.

How One District is Putting the Common Standards Into Practice: A Case Study
In this webinar, our guests from a North Carolina school district discuss their experiences with putting the common core into practice.

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.

PD DIRECTORY

The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
Common Core

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Revisions approved Wednesday by the assessment consortium cut 90 minutes off next year's test and shift it to later in the school year.
May 21, 2015 - Education Week
Some 42,000 highly trained raters will score 109 million test responses in math and English/language arts in the biggest and most controversial student-assessment project in history.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
There is irony in today's U.S. education standards resembling those of pre-World War II Japan, writes Lawrence Baines.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
Sir Ken Robinson shares his thoughts on student engagement and testing, the future of teacher education programs, and why vocational education matters.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
As most states shift their required tests to computers, teachers are discovering that their students are missing key technical skills to show what they know.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
Librarians are showing growing interest in the 'maker movement' as their roles shift from collectors of information to facilitators of project-based learning.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
Three new Republican candidates have tossed their hats into the ring for the 2016 presidential contest: Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Mike Huckabee.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
New research calls into question the widespread practice of retaining students in 3rd grade based on their reading proficiency.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week
Under the common core, teachers use new questioning techniques to help the youngest students learn to draw evidence from what they read.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week

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