Spotlight on Implementing Common Standards

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On Implementing Common Standards

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The Education Week Spotlight on Implementing Common Standards is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors including:

  • Aligning textbooks to the common-core standards
  • Early performance results on common-core assessments
  • Preparing principals for the common standards
  • Using teacher collaboration to implement the common core
  • Applying cost-effective strategies to standards implementation

You get the eight articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Basal readers rely more on analysis and documentation and less on students’ personal experiences.
November 14, 2012 – Education Week

This infographic follows the progression of the recent common-standards movement.
April 23, 2012 | Updated: October 2, 2018 – Education Week

The Smarter Balanced consortium will present only one performance task each in math and literacy, in addition to multiple-choice and other items.
December 5, 2012 | Updated: June 20, 2018 – Education Week

On the new tests, the first in the nation to be explicitly aligned to the common core, students scoring "proficient" or better fell by a third or more.
November 7, 2012 | Updated: June 20, 2018 – Education Week

After a slow start, a flurry of activity has occurred in the past six months to prepare principals for the new standards.
June 6, 2012 – Education Week

Helping teachers work together will be essential to the success of the common core, say Vicki Phillips and Robert Hughes.
December 5, 2012 – Education Week

Raising student expectations could help smooth the tough road ahead for standards implementation, writes Rick Dalton.
December 5, 2012 – Education Week

State leaders who make smart choices can shepherd standards implementation in a cost-effective manner, write Patrick J. Murphy and Elliot M. Regenstein.
August 29, 2012 – Education Week

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