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In “Common Core Implementation – Current Themes and Future Challenges,” Hanover Research's Blair Milam, Managing Director, and Heather Popielski, Content Director discuss the present changes associated with the new state standards, as well as the changes that need to be made moving forward. Vast changes in professional development, classroom resources and new stakeholder messaging will need to be made to successfully implement the new standards. Since the initial cohort of 45 states adopted Common Core State Standards, four more have dropped, leaving 41 states that are actively planning to implement the standards into their curriculum. In order to adapt to the changes that are coming, states need to define which resources are aligned with Common Core, promote open sourced educational resources; differentiate non-open source resources; and facilitate lesson-sharing. Lastly, there needs to be a broadly accepted new way to interpret the assessment outcomes and states need to set higher standards for vendors. Educators will need support in non-tested subject areas like science and social studies.
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