Common Core State Standards

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.

New data shows which states more likely to succeed in college- and career-readiness standards implementation

Contact: Jackie Kerstetter, gse-csail@gse.upenn.edu, (814) 440-2299

New data shows which states more likely to succeed in college- and career-readiness standards implementation

Map tool allows users to compare states’ policy features

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

We present survey findings 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.

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

In this document, we present survey findings in three main sections—(1) the policy attributes; (2) challenges to implementing standards, resources respondents use to help them meet the challenges, and the resources that they report wanting more of in order to continue improving their implementation; and (3) the content of instruction.

State Solidarity Still Eroding on Common-Core Tests

States finding success, challenges implementing college- and career-readiness standards, reports find

Philadelphia, Pa. (January 31, 2017) – The Common Core and other college- and career-readiness standards have dominated education policy debates for almost a decade. But less attention is paid to how those standards are put into practice. The Center on Standards, Alignment, Instruction, and Learning (C-SAIL) is releasing the first detailed picture of implementation in four states: Kentucky, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Texas. These reports track states taking different approaches to standard reform, and begin to identify successes and challenges from which other states can learn.

Year 1 State Report: Ohio

This report examines how the state of Ohio is approaching CCR standards implementation during a time of transition, as they revised the Ohio Learning Standards in 2015–2016. The approval process will take place in 2016–2017, with new materials and revised standards ready for the 2017–2018 school year. For the purposes of this report and in keeping with C-SAIL’s focus, we concentrate on implementation of Ohio’s English language arts (ELA) and math standards.

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