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Getting Serious About Implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: An Implementation Guide for Schools and Districts in Illinois


"The adoption of the Common Core State Standards for mathematics and accompanying PARCC assessments will have profound consequences for schools and districts. Since standards interact with other aspects of the educational system--curricula, assessments, human capital, district, and school organization--isolating collateral impacts is difficult. This decision has five important consequences for schools and districts: (1) More (and different) learning for students. (2) More (and different) learning for teachers. (3) More (and different) learning for administrators. (4) Different (and more challenging) assessments. (5) The system is in a greater state of flux than in the recent past. Based on these consequences, this paper presents six major recommendations for schools and districts."