Common Standards

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

Common Core or Something Else? A Map of State Academic Standards

This U.S. map shows which states are using the Common Core State Standards and which are not. (June 29, 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.

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.

PD DIRECTORY

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

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New papers rehash debates around whether the common-core reading standards represent—or discourage—"developmentally appropriate" teaching practice for young children.
June 5, 2015 - Education Week
Some say the changes could complicate efforts around the country to put 8th graders in Algebra 1—a still-debated trend that's grown over the past two decades.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
The state's home-grown replacement for the common core has earned support from a broad spectrum of K-12 and higher education leaders, state officials say.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
It's hard to say, but more schools are focusing on building postsecondary transition plans for their students with disabilities.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
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 English/language arts and math 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

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