Common Standards

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

Dowan McNair-Lee shares a farewell hug with student Mikel Robinson after the 8th grade promotion ceremony at Stuart-Hobson Middle School in June. Last month, she and other teachers learned the results of student tests.
—Jared Soares for Education Week

One District's Common-Core Bet: Results Are In

Small teams from all District of Columbia schools have been analyzing student test performance from 2012-13 to guide teachers' instruction in the new school year. (September 9, 2013)

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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Assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards are drawing fire at the state level, even as most states stick with the standards initiative.
May 6, 2014 - Education Week
States should phase in use of common-core assessments for teacher evaluation, write Jane Leibbrand and Alice Seagren.
May 6, 2014 - Education Week
The president may have a view of teaching that involves more than test results, but his administration's policies have arguably failed to focus much attention beyond that aspect.
May 6, 2014 - Teacher
Districts in the trial run for common-core exams told Education Week they experienced only minor technological problems, but students found the tests harder than their state assessments.
May 5, 2014 - Education Week
An 8th grade social studies teacher, Kimberly Meller, shares her thoughts on the benefits of (and frustrations with) common standards.
April 29, 2014 - Education Week
The architects of one of the best-known gauges of student achievement—the National Assessment of Educational Progress—are preparing for a dramatic expansion of technology-based assessment.
April 22, 2014 - Education Week
Meeting each child where he or she is in early childhood and increasing out-of-school learning experiences are some of the ways to strengthen our weakened education system and drive K-12 results, writes Paul Reville.
April 21, 2014 - Education Week
The two main assessment consortia have much in common concerning the types of accommodations and tools for testing special populations, but they part company on some key issues.
April 21, 2014 - Education Week
See a complete breakdown of key features of PARCC and Smarter Balanced testing, including the types of tests used by each consortia and a look at the groups' testing windows.
April 21, 2014 - Education Week
The common-core standards have touched virtually every aspect of the nation's K-12 system over the past several years, but big challenges remain for the initiative.
April 21, 2014 - Education Week

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