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.