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ERIC Number: ED542706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Implementing the Common Core State Standards: State Spotlights
Council of Chief State School Officers
As of the 2012-2013 school year, over 20 states have formally moved to the Common Core State Standards being used as the learning expectations for all students across the state, and the remainder will be doing so in the 2014-2015 school year. This document highlights state initiatives that are supporting Common Core implementation in the following areas: (1) Communication and Engagement; (2) System alignment and systems change; and (3) Educator supports. The Common Core State Standards will impact student learning through improvements in instruction and clarity of purpose between educators, students, and parents. Once implemented, the standards will result in more students having the powerful, engaging, and challenging learning experiences that prepare them for success in college and career. The next year of Common Core implementation is critical not only because of the ongoing process of enactment but also because of the release of the next generation assessments. Additionally, critics of the Common Core State Standards are becoming more forceful requiring states to enhance their communication, stakeholder engagement, system alignment, and educator and student support systems. The following spotlights are offered to: (1) provide resources and examples of states enacting successful communication campaigns; and (2) provide all states with quick access to sample practices they can quickly and easily review. It is hoped that this document can serve as a resource and will facilitate ongoing networking between states, districts, educators, and parents. This is intended to be a quick reference document to support the sharing of innovative practices and lessons learned. Examples are fluid and were chosen based on quality and accessibility of information via the web.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers