Current Research/Resources: The State of State Standards Post-Common Core (January 2019)

This report published by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute evaluates state standards in the post-Common Core era. The authors review standards of states that made the most substantive changes to the Common Core State Standards or those that never adopted them, and they compare them to Common Core. Standards for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics are rated on a 10-point scale and categorized as “strong,” “good,” “weak,” or “inadequate.” Content experts reviewed ELA standards for 14 states and mathematics standards for 10 states. No state standards received a perfect score of 10 on either ELA or mathematics; although, the Common Core scored a 9 (indicating a  “strong” rating) in both subjects. Besides the Common Core states, no other state standards scored a 9 in ELA standards; however, seven states received a  “good” rating and the judgment that their standards are worthy of emulation. As for mathematics standards, only the Texas State Standards equaled the Common Core rating of 9 (“strong”). Three other states received a “good” rating with standards deemed worthy of emulation. The report includes specific recommendations for improving standards and reviews trends in the adoption of state standards nationwide.

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