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Standardized Testing and the Common Core Standards: You Get What You Pay For?
This report examines the costs of implementing the Common Core Standards Assessments, including the impact of states dropping out.
Chingos, M. M., (2013). Standardized Testing and the Common Core Standards: You Get What You Pay For?. The Brookings Institute
Knowledge at the Core: Don Hirsch, Core Knowledge, and the Future of the Common Core
This report argues that core content is a critical aspect of education. Yet most American primary schools have been marching in the opposite direction: treating reading only as a “skill” and pushing off history, science, art, and music “until later.”
Finn, Chester E., Jr., Ed. and Petrilli, Michael J., Ed. (2014). Knowledge at the Core: Don Hirsch, Core Knowledge, and the Future of the Common Core Retrieved from http://edex.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/publication/pdfs/EDHirsch-Report-Papers-Final.pdf.
Organized Interests and the Common Core
This article draws on theories of political and policy learning to analyze the strategies leading to the successful adoption of Common Core Standards, and the challenges maintaining this success during the implementation phase.
McDonnell, L. M., & Weatherford, M. S. (2013). Organized Interests and the Common Core. Educational Researcher, 42(9), 488-497
National Standards and the Implications for Student Achievement.
This reports attempts to answer the question: Will national standards, curricula, and assessments improve or hinder student achievement?
Schrag, T. L., & Christie, R. (2010). National Standards and the Implications for Student Achievement.
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Center for Public Education (CPE)
The Center for Public Education provides up-to-date research, data, and analysis on current education issues and explores ways to improve student achievement and engage public support for public schools.
Common Core State Standards Initiative
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a nonprofit organization that provides information and advocacy of the adoption of the Common Core standards.
Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
CCSSO is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues.
Council of the Great City Schools

The Council’s mission is to promote the cause of urban schools and to advocate for inner-city students through legislation, research and media relations.

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