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State Common Core Implementation Progress Report

Robert Heiny

Research Scientist of Learning and Education
Flight Instructor
The Center for Education Policy (CEP) issued in January, 2012, a progress report of the implementation of a common core of education standards. Nancy Kober and Diane Stark Rentner authored the report.

States view the Common Core State Standards as more rigorous than their previous standards, according to our survey, and are making progress in transitioning to the new standards. But states face challenges in fully implementing the standards, particularly in finding adequate funding. The majority of the CCSS-adopting states in our survey do not expect to fully implement the new standards until school year 2014-15 or later (p. 1).

Why will it take so long to implement them? Does that mean that local boards of education will not accept them as measurable outcomes or is there another reason why they cannot be implemented statewide tomorrow? It seems simple. I wonder how long it would take to make this shift in China or Singapore