The Common Core State Standards have been adopted as the reading and math standards in more than forty states, but are the frontline implementers—teachers and principals—enacting them? As part of the 2016 Brown Center Report on American Education, Tom Loveless examines the degree to which CCSS recommendations have penetrated schools and classrooms. He specifically looks at the impact the standards have had on the emphasis of non-fiction vs. fiction texts in reading, and on enrollment in advanced courses in mathematics.
On March 28, the Brown Center hosted an online discussion of Loveless’s findings, moderated by the Urban Institute’s Matthew Chingos. In addition to the Common Core, Loveless and Chingos also discussed the other sections of the three-part Brown Center Report, including a study of the relationship between ability group tracking in eighth grade and AP performance in high school.
Watch the archived video below.
An online discussion of the effects of Common Core on instruction and achievement, plus more from the 2016 Brown Center Report on American Education.