Teaching Higher: Educators’ Perspectives on Common Core Implementation

Project Status: Current
Focus Area: School Improvement and Redesign
Location: Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, & New Mexico
Timeline: 2014–16
Principal Investigator: Thomas J. Kane
Reports: Full ReportReport Abstract

Now that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has resolved the struggle over the federal role in education, leaders in the remaining Common Core states can refocus attention on the standards, the assessments, and the supports teachers and students need to succeed on them. To inform those efforts, the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University surveyed a representative sample of teachers in five states (Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Nevada) as they prepared their students to take the new Common Core-aligned assessments in the spring of 2015.


Kate Larned

Partnering in Education Research (PIER) Fellow
Doctoral Student
Harvard Graduate School of Education

PIER Summer Residency Placement: Providence Public Schools (RI)

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Kane, T. J. (2016). Askwith Forum – Teaching Higher: Educators’ Perspectives on Common Core Implementation.Abstract

With the debate over the federal role in education at rest with the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), it is time to refocus attention on how to help the states move forward and succeed using the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). In this Askwith Forum, Professor Thomas Kane will share findings about CCSS implementation strategies from the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University. This will be followed by a panel of educators, who will share their experiences, pain points, and successes with the CCSS over this past year.

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Education Agencies

Delaware Department of Education
Maryland State Department of Education
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
New Mexico Public Education Department
Nevada Department of Education

Organizational Partners

America Achieves


Bloomberg Philanthropies
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust