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ERIC Number: ED537412
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking: Common Core State Standards
Mathis, William
National Education Policy Center
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have ardent supporters and strong critics. The actual effect of the CCSS, however, will depend much less on the standards themselves than on how they are used. Two factors are particularly crucial. The first is whether states invest in the necessary curricular and instructional resources and supports, and the second concerns the nature and use of CCSS assessments developed by the two national testing consortia. This paper offers key research points and advice for policymakers. (Contains 18 notes and references.)
National Education Policy Center. School of Education 249 UCB University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309. Tel: 303-735-5290; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder, National Education Policy Center