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Do states need a Common Core check-up?

Do states need a Common Core check-up?

Common Core implementation, approaches vary by state, according to research

common-coreResources and tools for Common Core abound, but it’s time to gauge how implementation is really going, according to some stakeholders.

Part of that motivation, according to the Chief Council of State School Officers (CCSSO), is to obtain an accurate picture of states’ efforts amid the vigorous support for, and backlash against, the Common Core State Standards.

CCSSO, which has led the creation of the Common Core along with the National Governors Association, partnered with four state education leaders to examine those states’ progress.

Here’s how four states have approached Common Core implementation.

North Carolina

North Carolina adopted the Common Core in 2010 and spent two years building capacity in schools and districts before implementation in 2012.

(Next page: North Carolina’s Common Core approach)

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