Supportive but Not Supported: School District Leaders’ Opinions on Implementing the Common Core State Standards

American Enterprise Institute

Most district leaders believe that the implementation of Common Core State Standards has helped to improve student learning, a study by the American Enterprise Institute finds. A “whopping 90 percent” express support for the new standards. Respondents indicate the learning goals are more cognitively demanding; only five percent say they are not demanding enough. However, most also believe that support for educators to effectively teach to the increased rigor has been insufficient. “States should find the capacity to provide additional assistance, and quickly,” the study notes. “Otherwise, they risk losing out on the benefits of this new generation of state standards reform.”

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