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Catching up to the Core: Common Sense Strategies for Accelerating Access to the Common Core in California

Catching up to the Core: Common Sense Strategies for Accelerating Access to the Common Core in California

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The new Education Trust—West report, Catching up to the Core: Common Sense Strategies for Accelerating Access to the Common Core in California, finds that California has fallen far behind other states and even local school districts in implementing the new English Language Arts and Math CCSS. This lack of progress will leave millions of California students trailing their peers in other states, two years before new assessments aligned with the Common Core are expected to come online. 

The report profiles best practices for implementing the CCSS in other states and school districts, including some in California. It highlights promising work in teacher professional development, instructional materials, technology, and alignment with systems of higher education, particularly in teacher preparation.

The report concludes with common sense recommendations for California policymakers. These include improving public understanding of the Common Core, expanding educator professional development, aligning instructional materials, and addressing technology infrastructure and capacity. 

To read the report's Executive Summary, click here.  

For a copy of the Executive Summary in Spanish, click here.

To read the full report, click here

To view a presentation on the report, click here

Publication date: 
December 10 2012
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Catching Up to the Core Policy Brief.Summary Slides.pdf853.52 KB