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ERIC Number: ED558137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: What We Know about Teachers of Mathematics in 41 States. Working Paper #33
Cogan, Leland; Schmidt, William; Houang, Richard
Education Policy Center, Michigan State University
The adoption of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM) by nearly every state represents an unprecedented opportunity to improve U.S. mathematics education and to strengthen the international competitiveness of the American labor force. The mere adoption of the Common Core, however, will amount to little if it is not implemented appropriately. Successful implementation will require coordinated efforts on the part of all education leaders: state education agencies, college/university faculty, school district administrators, curriculum specialists, and teachers. Teachers are particularly important as they operate in the critical arena where educational intentions are translated into learning opportunities and experiences for students. Teachers must digest what students are expected to learn as embodied in standards and in concert with the pedagogical material found in existing textbooks and craft appropriate learning experiences for their students. Indeed, the primary importance of other education leaders is in their support of the efforts of teachers in the classroom. The report also includes the Appendix: Average Percent of Teachers in Each of 40 States Indicating They Feel Well Prepared to Teach Topics.
Education Policy Center. Michigan State University, 201 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-1034. Tel: 517-355-4494; Fax: 517-432-6202; e-mail: EPC@msu.edu; Web site: http://education.msu.edu/epc
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State University, Education Policy Center