Transition to the Common Core
Few changes in policy and practice will have a greater impact on public education in the United States over the next decade than the development, implementation, and assessment of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). In every state where the standards are adopted, students, educators, schools, districts, and state departments of education will experience the impact of these new standards on almost every aspect of their work. From curriculum to assessment, from teacher evaluation to school accountability, the CCSS will shape the future of public education practice in far-reaching ways.
Staying the Course Common Core Series
While the new standards are sure to alter public education in deep and lasting ways, the critical work of authorizing will remain the same. By being thoughtful and strategic, by upholding high standards for schools, and by putting the interests of students above all else, authorizers can meet and overcome the challenges ahead. Download the Issue Brief
Arrival of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and related assessments will have significant implications for charter schools. Because both autonomy and accountability are part of the “charter bargain,” individual charters and charter networks will bear responsibility for implementing the new standards and conducting the accompanying new tests. Download the Issue Brief
It is important for authorizers to report, evaluate and act on charter school performance results throughout the Common Core transition period.