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Is Common Core Working? It May Be Too Early to Tell

Education Next – Morgan Polikoff

“It’s 2017, which means we’re in year six of the Common Core experiment. The big question that everyone wants the answer to is: “Is Common Core working?” Many states seem poised to move in a new direction, especially with a new administration in Washington, and research evidence could play an instrumental role in helping states make the decision of whether to keep the standards, revise them, or replace them altogether. (Of course, it might also be that policymakers’ views on the standards are impervious to evidence.) To my knowledge, there are two existing studies that try to assess Common Core’s impact on student achievement, both by Tom Loveless.”(more)

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