Moving Forward: A National Perspective on States’ Progress in Common Core State Standards Implementation Planning
This study serves as a follow-up a January 2012 Preparing for Change report, which detailed state-reported survey responses about the status of CCSS implementation planning in 2011 overall and in three key areas: teacher professional development, curriculum guides, and teacher-evaluation systems. To again monitor states’ progress in implementing the Common Core State Standards for this update, Education First and the Editorial Projects in Education (EPE) Research Center examined planning activities in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia by surveying state education agency (SEA) representatives in summer 2012. This survey allowed states to update responses to survey questions initially fielded a year earlier. Coming two years after most states adopted common standards, this new report, Moving Forward, provides another snapshot of implementation progress for policymakers, SEA staff, technical-assistance providers, and other key stakeholders tracking states’ activity.