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Standards Implementation

Top Five Challenges to Implementing College- and Career-Readiness Standards, as reported by Teachers

How the Common Core Lives: Successes and Challenges of the “New” College-and-Career Readiness Standards

Successes and Challenges of the “New” College- and Career-Ready Standards: Seven Implementation Trends

This study identifies seven major trends in how states and districts are implementing college- and career-ready standards for general education students and for two special populations often the target of education policy—English language learners (ELLs) and students with disabilities (SWDs). We draw on state-representative teacher, principal, and district surveys in three states—Kentucky, Ohio, and Texas—and case studies in nine districts.

Teacher Implementation of College- and Career-Readiness Standards: Links Among Policy, Instruction, Challenges, and Resources

Using state-representative teacher surveys in three states—Texas, Ohio, and Kentucky—we examine teachers’ implementation of college- and career-readiness (CCR) standards. What do teachers report about the specificity, authority, consistency, power, and stability of their standards environment? How does their policy environment predict standards-emphasized instruction?

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