State Accountability in the Transition to Common Core
This policy brief from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute presents advice on challenges to Common Core transitions. A research team from Fordham interviewed key policymakers and influentials in five states (Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, and New York) to gather information on how the states approached accountability in the transition to the Common Core. The interviews centered around questions on states’ plans for using student data during this transition period, and in particular what the “stakes” would be for schools, educators, and students. This policy brief describes the four trends emerged from the interviews.