Center on Education Policy Newsletter
Author(s): Diane Stark Rentner, Nancy Kober, Mathew Frizzell, and Maria Ferguson
Published: October 12, 2016
This report summarizes discussions from five elementary teacher focus groups conducted in Delaware, Illinois, Utah, and Wisconsin in spring and summer of 2016. Topics addressed include the Common Core State Standards, curricula, instructional materials, CCSS-aligned state assessments, student achievement data from those assessments, and accountability. Where possible, the teachers’ comments are compared to the findings from CEP’s 2015 teacher survey.
The Center on Education Policy (CEP) conducted a webinar that highlighted findings from CEP's newest report, Listening to and Learning from Teachers. You can view and download materials from the webinar here.
Report (PDF format, 893 KB)
Summary (PDF format, 216 KB)
Appendix (PDF format, 721 KB)
Press Release (PDF format, 70.7 KB)
Table 1. Curricular resources for teaching state math and ELA standards in 2015-16 (PDF format, 124 KB)