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States having problems with Common Core standards

Implementation won't happen until 2013 or later, many states say; several have no plans to link to higher education

States having problems with Common Core standards

Not surprisingly, a lack of funding was listed by states as a roadblock to implementation.

As states move forward in their adoption of the Common Core State Standards, a new survey reveals that thorough implementation of these standards is still years away, and many states are forgetting a key piece of the common standards movement: linking to postsecondary education.

Think of it like the all-too-common New Year’s resolution to work out more frequently—you feel good buying that gym membership, and your friends might pat you on the back, but then what happens? It sounds good in theory, but it ends up being a daunting task: Are you really going to have to run on that treadmill?

In a survey released today, titled “States’ Progress and Challenges in Implementing Common Core State Standards,” by the Center on Education Policy (CEP), states were asked whether they planned to make certain changes in their policies and practices for elementary and secondary education as part of their approach to implementing the common standards, and how soon these changes would be fully implemented.

For more on the common standards movement:

Final common standards in English, math released

Analysis: ‘Common Core’ standards clearer, more rigorous

States given millions for new assessments

Did Race to the Top help or hurt the push for a common curriculum?

As of press time, 43 states had adopted the Common Core standards, as well as the District of Columbia. Back in October and November, when the CEP conducted its survey, 32 states had adopted the standards and four had provisionally adopted the standards. CEP surveyed these 36 states and uncovered some interesting findings.

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  1. eburton

    January 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Common core standards are a great start to a much needed accountability system to provide students with the greatest learning gains and to be career and college ready. However, all change experts agree ALL change that leaves a positive and life long effect takes 3-5 years for implementation. The goal of reaching usable data by 2013 is a lofty goal and might be on the cusp of over ambitious. However, at least we are moving forward and not backwards to address the needs of our children in a collective and systematic way.

    Not sure if the federal government needs to be involved other than to spread the wealth.

    Erika Burton, Ph.D.
    Stepping Stones Together, Founder
    Empowering parental involvement in early literacy programs
    http://www.steppingstonestogether.com

  2. eburton

    January 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Common core standards are a great start to a much needed accountability system to provide students with the greatest learning gains and to be career and college ready. However, all change experts agree ALL change that leaves a positive and life long effect takes 3-5 years for implementation. The goal of reaching usable data by 2013 is a lofty goal and might be on the cusp of over ambitious. However, at least we are moving forward and not backwards to address the needs of our children in a collective and systematic way.

    Not sure if the federal government needs to be involved other than to spread the wealth.

    Erika Burton, Ph.D.
    Stepping Stones Together, Founder
    Empowering parental involvement in early literacy programs
    http://www.steppingstonestogether.com

  3. bradleyc

    January 10, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    There is a great company called Mastery Connect that we have found which helps teachers focus on the new common core, track students against the core standards, track schools relevant to the core, helps teachers share common formative assessments, provides the ability to quickly assess children either by traditional methods or using modern web enabled devices. I think my district will be years ahead of the curve. Just saw this this past week. Their web address is http://www.masteryconnect.com
    This is way cool.

  4. bradleyc

    January 10, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    There is a great company called Mastery Connect that we have found which helps teachers focus on the new common core, track students against the core standards, track schools relevant to the core, helps teachers share common formative assessments, provides the ability to quickly assess children either by traditional methods or using modern web enabled devices. I think my district will be years ahead of the curve. Just saw this this past week. Their web address is http://www.masteryconnect.com
    This is way cool.

  5. acepero

    January 10, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Unfortunately Dr. Burton, budgets and attitudes are moving backwards…

  6. acepero

    January 10, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Unfortunately Dr. Burton, budgets and attitudes are moving backwards…

  7. stockwellapril

    January 10, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    I have to agree with Erika. Common core standards are a very large change and will take some time to implement correctly. My concern is the government pushing for results in such a short period of time. Does this mean in 2013 we’ll be seeing articles about the failure of this system despite the fact that it takes time to implement and it takes even more time for results to start showing up?
    It seems like with education everyone is in a rush to get quick results and don’t realize that changes made when a student is in elementary school can have a huge impact on how well they do in higher grades. This is the kind of information that will take time to see.

    April Stockwell
    Thinkwell
    http://www.thinkwell.com

  8. stockwellapril

    January 10, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    I have to agree with Erika. Common core standards are a very large change and will take some time to implement correctly. My concern is the government pushing for results in such a short period of time. Does this mean in 2013 we’ll be seeing articles about the failure of this system despite the fact that it takes time to implement and it takes even more time for results to start showing up?
    It seems like with education everyone is in a rush to get quick results and don’t realize that changes made when a student is in elementary school can have a huge impact on how well they do in higher grades. This is the kind of information that will take time to see.

    April Stockwell
    Thinkwell
    http://www.thinkwell.com

  9. lynnlauterbach

    January 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Wouldn’t it also make sense for the states to come together on the professional development plan to help guide these standards into being put in place? If states are realizing the benefits of “not recreating the wheel” in all of this, let’s hope the next steps will be logically developed also.

  10. lynnlauterbach

    January 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Wouldn’t it also make sense for the states to come together on the professional development plan to help guide these standards into being put in place? If states are realizing the benefits of “not recreating the wheel” in all of this, let’s hope the next steps will be logically developed also.


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