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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The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a group of Kansas parents and students who object on religious grounds to the state's adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
States conferred 95 kinds of diplomas to high school graduates last year—two more than the year before, according to the group Achieve.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
The Common Core State Standards allow for technology use in the classroom, but they don't make a big push for teaching digital literacy, some literacy experts say.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week
The common core's lesser-known literacy standards call for teaching students to write, read, and analyze like historians, scientists, or other discipline experts.
November 2, 2016 – Education Week
Confused about where the common core stands nationally? See which states have kept the common core and which have (at least officially) replaced or rewritten it, with this new interactive map.
November 2, 2016 | Updated: November 2, 2016 – Education Week
In a new book, E.D. Hirsch Jr. makes another pitch for putting a knowledge-based curriculum in schools—but not for the common core.
October 12, 2016 – Education Week
The curriculum review group EdReports.org last week released its first round of ratings for grades 3-8 English/language arts materials—and results were mixed.
September 8, 2016 – Education Week
Two new polls gauging American opinion on K-12 schooling, from the journal Education Next and PDK International, help capture public opinion on common-core standards and standardized testing.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
English teacher Linda Yaron shares a selection of strategies to help students gain proficiency at what is fast becoming a "gatekeeper skill."
August 30, 2016 – Teacher
Eight states will work to create standards and policies for how to teach social and relational skills in K-12 schools.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week

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