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ERIC Number: EJ1247233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1539-9664
Common Standards Aren't Enough
Polikoff, Morgan S.
Education Next, v20 n2 p73-76 Spr 2020
The 10th anniversary of Common Core's launch offers the opportunity to take stock of the impact these nearly national standards have had on student learning, as well as their future prospects. In this article, Morgan Polikoff shares his view that the standards movement in general, and Common Core in particular, have achieved all they are going to at this point. The impacts from the policy are not nothing, but they are definitely not enough to solve the problems of America's K-12 public schools. Polikoff discusses the impact Common Core has had on achievement, implementation woes, the staying power of the standards, and his ideas for taking a new approach to change the system. [For "A Decade On, Assessing the Impact of National Standards Has Common Core Failed? Assessing the Impact of National Standards," see EJ1247174.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress
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