Andrea Venezia, Executive Director - EdInsights Nancy Brownell, Senior Fellow, Local Control & Accountability, CA State Board of Education Christina Penna, Associate Superintendent, Secondary Education - Elk Grove Unified School District
California educators and state leaders have been preparing for Common Core State Standards since 2010, but 2014-2015 is the first academic year that many educators, students, and parents are seeing changes inspired by the reform in classroom practice. This year, education stakeholders have their first look at the implementation process, which provides an opportunity to fine-tune the work that still lies ahead. In this seminar, Andrea Venezia and Jodi Lewis present findings from their research exploring implementation of the Common Core, specifically focused on grades 9-14. The study identifies practices that appeared to help teachers operationalize the Common Core in their classrooms, challenges associated with implementation, and implications for state policy.