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States’ Progress and Challenges in Implementing Common Core State Standards

Author(s): Nancy Kober, Diane Stark Rentner
Published: January 6, 2011

In the fall of 2010, the Center on Education Policy surveyed state officials about their efforts to adopt and implement the Common Core State Standards in reading and math.   The survey found that states that have adopted the standards have plans for changing policies and programs, such as developing or adopting new assessments, modifying curriculum materials, and offering professional development for teachers, to ensure that the standards are fully implemented at the classroom level. However, many of these changes will not be fully in place until 2013 or later.

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