Primary Sources: Update: Teachers’ Views on Common Core State Standards
This report is a follow-up to the third edition of the Primary Sources survey of America’s teachers. In the third edition of Primary Sources, over 20,000 pre-K through grade 12 public school teachers responded to a survey to share their perspectives on issues important to their profession, including the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). In this follow-up report, Scholastic and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation surveyed over 1,600 teachers from the same sample of teachers who participated in the third-edition survey. These teachers taught in the states in which the CCSS were being implemented. The follow-up survey included questions on how implementation is going in their schools and classrooms and asked questions on the impact, if any, the standards were having on their classrooms, students, and families. Key findings from this follow-up survey include: teachers are more likely to report feeling prepared to teach the CCSS; teachers are beginning to see positive changes in their own classrooms with the CCSS; and teachers are reporting that they are enthusiastic about implementing the CCSS. The findings from the survey are presented in narrative, table, and chart formats.