College- and Career-Readiness

Easing of Ohio high school graduation rules is now law - but questions remain

Mississippi High School Graduation Requirements Could Change

Ohio Adds New Industry-Recognized Credentials for High School Grads

Standards Implementation in Kentucky: Local Perspectives on Policy, Challenges, Resources, and Instruction

In this report, C-SAIL presents findings from surveys of teachers, principals, and district administrators in three main sections: 1) the policy attributes; 2) challenges to implementing standards as well as the resources respondents use to help them meet the challenges and the resources they report wanting more of in order to continue improving their implementation; and 3) the content of instruction.

How ‘Common’ Are State-Provided Standards Resources? What State-Provided Resources Can Tell Us About Common Core Implementation

Alignment between various parts of the education policy system is a central goal of any standards-based reform. In 2009, when governors from almost all states were involved in the initial development of the Common Core State Standards, it may have seemed like common standards would result in tighter alignment, or greater consistency, in curriculum, professional development, instruction, and assessment across states.