Information Brief 2012-14

Common Core State Standards

Implementation Support at Higher-Performing High Schools

A fall 2011 study surveyed teachers and administrators from higher-performing high schools and assessed educators’ opinions of the level of support and guidance they are receiving for implementing the Common Core State Standards.

The results suggest that district-level guidance for implementing the Standards has exceeded state-level guidance. Few educators at higher-performing high schools (18%) believe that adequate funding is available to their district to implement all aspects of the Standards.

Common Core State Standards Implementation Support

StatementAgreeNeutralDisagree
My school receives adequate district-level guidance for implementing the Common Core State Standards.61%21%18%
My school receives adequate state-level guidance for implementing the Common Core State Standards.34%29%37%
Adequate funding is available to our district to implement all aspects of the Common Core State Standards.18%23%59%

Note: Data come from 272 educators from 63 high-performing high schools across 25 states. Schools were selected based on students’ growth towards college and career readiness or based on improvement in average ACT scores over time.

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