After Common Core, States Set Rigorous Standards

By Paul E. Peterson, Samuel Barrows & Thomas Gift
March 7, 2016

This article is about how the state standards have improved the implementation of the Common Core. Despite widespread skepticism, the campaign to implement Common Core State Standards (otherwise known as Common Core) has achieved phenomenal success in state houses across the country. Since 2011, 45 states have raised their standards for student proficiency in reading and math, with the greatest gains occurring between 2013 and 2015. For nearly 10 years after the passage of the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), most states set only mediocre expectations for students. Now, in the wake of the Common Core campaign, the majority of states have made a dramatic move forward.

Source Organization: Education Next 

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