Center on Education Policy Newsletter
Published: October 18, 2016
Webinar: Listening to and Learning from Teachers
Results from Teacher Focus Groups on the Common Core State Standards and Assessments
Tuesday, October 18, 1-2 p.m. EDT
The Center on Education Policy (CEP) conducted a webinar that highlighted findings from CEP's newest report, Listening to and Learning from Teachers. CEP Executive Director Maria Ferguson and Deputy Executive Director Diane Stark Rentner lead a discussion about teachers' experiences with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and aligned assessments, as well as policy recommendations for supporting educators in their work with the Common Core.
The report summarizes the results of five focus groups with public elementary school teachers from school districts in Illinois, Delaware, Wisconsin and Utah. A majority of teachers expressed generally positive views about the standards but said more work is needed to make student data from the new assessments more helpful to teachers.
The webinar reviewed focus group results and included discussion of how states and districts can support educators in their work with the CCSS and related assessments.
Below, you can view the video and download the webinar's PowerPoint presentation.
Webinar Power Point (PPTX format, 640 KB)