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:
- More (and different) learning for students.
- More (and different) learning for teachers.
- More (and different) learning for administrators.
- Different (and more challenging) assessments.
- The system is in a greater state of flux than in the recent past
Based on these consequences, this brief presents six major recommendations for schools and districts preparing to implement the new Common Core State Standards for mathematics.