Reports tagged common core standards


Common Core Goes to College

A policy brief from the New America Foundation urges colleges and universities to enhance their support of the Common Core State Standards and collaborate more closely with public schools to determine what it means to be “college ready.” According to the report, colleges have not adjusted their admissions, financial aid, remedial education, and teacher preparation policies to effectively align with the standards. More »

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Roadmap for a Successful Transition to the Common Core in States and Districts

States and districts across the country are using a number of promising practices to implement the Common Core, but more work remains to ensure a smooth transition to the new standards, says this report from the Center for American Progress. The report provides recommendations to help states and districts focus their efforts on the steps needed to effectively translate standards into high-quality instruction. More »


The Progress of Education Reform – Defining College Readiness

This report, from the Education Commission of the States, discusses how states define “college readiness” and the potential benefits and drawbacks of each approach. More »


Common Core State Standards Math: The Relationship Between High Standards, Systemic Implementation and Student Achievement

This research from Michigan State University indicates that the Common Core State Standards for mathematics, if properly implemented, can potentially improve student achievement and close achievement gaps. More »


Teaching Adolescents to Become Learners: The Role of Noncognitive Factors in Shaping School Performance

Teaching Adolescents To Become Learners summarizes the research on five categories of noncognitive factors that are related to academic performance: academic behaviors, academic perseverance, academic mindsets, learning strategies and social skills, and proposes a framework for thinking about how these More »


Taking Action for America

Approximately 13 million Americans remain unemployed, while more than 3 million available jobs cannot be filled by previously displaced workers because of gaps in skills and training. This publication, from the Business Roundtable, provides a specific set of recommendations designed to advance education and workforce policies that restore U.S. economic growth and equip workers with the skills needed for future workplace demands. More »

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Preparing for Change

This report, from Education First and Editorial Projects in Education, describes states’ plans for changes in teacher professional development, curriculum, and teacher-evaluation systems. More »

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