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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.

These analyses help us answer the following C-SAIL implementation research questions: (1) To what extent is the policy system specific, consistent, authoritative, powerful, and stable, at the state, district, and school levels? (2) What is the nature and quality of support and guidance at the state, district, and school levels (e.g., challenges and resources)? and (3) How are teachers changing the content they cover, and how does this differ for the subjects of ELA and math as well as for teachers of ELLs, teachers of SWDs, and for elementary and high school teachers?

Research Report
Adam K. Edgerton, Laura M. Desimone, Rui Yang
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This analysis examines data from a survey administered to districts, principals, and teachers in Texas during Spring 2016 regarding CCR standards implementation challenges and instructional changes.