Implementing the Standards

Uh-oh.  The EPE Research Center is reporting that, of the 46 states and D.C. that have adopted the Common Core State Standards, only seven have fully developed plans to put them into practice in the three key areas of: instructional material, professional development, and teacher evaluation systems.  Georgia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, West Virginia, and New York have reported finalizing plans across all three areas, but other states are reporting only partial completions.  As the report notes, budget cuts and funding issues are most likely the cause of the delay in most states.  With the new assessments scheduled to be released for the 2014-15 school year, let’s hope those plans are implemented soon.

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