From the Inside In: An Examination of Common Core Knowledge & Communication in Schools
From the abstract: “In this report, CPRE researchers explore how Common Core knowledge and influence are distributed inside of schools and how these configurations may help teachers to engage with the Common Core and influence their understanding and implementation. To do so, we used a mixed-method approach to examine knowledge and influence in eight schools, including five elementary schools and three middle schools. Our central method was a survey of knowledge and influence of all faculty members in a sample of eight schools. These data are supplemented with interview data from a purposeful sample of teachers and administrators in the eight schools.” The authors report several findings, such as teachers had more knowledge on ELA Common Core State Standards (CCSS) knowledge than the math CCSS, and administrators and coaches scored better on ELA and math CCSS knowledge than teachers.