Standards only describe what students should know by the end of each grade level. How these standards are taught–what happens in the classroom–is the curriculum, and that is the responsibility of states and school districts. In this segment we see how teaching has changed in two 8th grade classes that have adopted the “Common Core.” We also examine the federal government’s role in this reform effort.
Watch Part 2: Testing the “Common Core.” Will the new tests assess all the standards? What happens if they don’t?
This program is made possible by the following funders:
Grade Level Reading Fund of the Tides Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Tietz Family Foundation.
John King talks about the Common Core State Standards, teaching to the test and why he believes the Tea Party, which opposes the Common Core, has it wrong.
In this report from 2012, we look further into the changes that the Common Core has imposed on reading instruction and curriculum.
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