California Standards Implementation: What Educators Are Saying

California Standards Implementation: What Educators Are Saying

How do educators perceive the process of implementing college- and career-readiness standards?

Since 2015, with sponsorship from the California State Board of Education, WestEd has reported on surveys and focus groups with California educators about the ongoing implementation of the California Academic Standards in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics and associated supports.

This brief, by Reino Makkonen and Robert Sheffield of WestEd’s Innovation Studies program, summarizes findings from recent surveys of California teachers, conducted by the RAND Corporation, and offers lessons learned from ongoing research and technical assistance initiatives.

One key finding is that California teachers report engaging in more site-based professional learning with their fellow teachers, with increasing proportions meeting with or working with peers and observing another teacher’s classroom.

Visit the California Standards Implementation: What Educators Are Saying resource page to learn more and to download your copy.

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