Implementation of the Common Core State Standards: Recommendations for the Department of Defense Education Activity Schools

Implementation of the Common Core State Standards: Recommendations for the Department of Defense Education Activity Schools

Implementation of the Common Core State Standards: Recommendations for the Department of Defense Education Activity Schools

Implementation of the Common Core State Standards: Recommendations for the Department of Defense Education Activity Schools

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A collaboration of state leaders developed the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to address the variation in academic expectations among states and establish a consistent set of standards that a large body of states would agree to embrace. Released in 2010, the CCSS are designed to promote students’ mastery of higher-order content, thinking, and communication skills so that students nationwide will graduate from high school career- or college-ready.

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) administrators and teachers, cognizant of the need to improve if their students are to remain globally competitive, have identified adoption of the CCSS as an important strategy for raising academic standards and student achievement. Now that DoDEA has chosen to adopt the CCSS, the purpose of this paper is to summarize work by researchers at the RAND Corporation and others that can guide DoDEA in strategic implementation of the standards.

This paper should be of interest to DoDEA educational policymakers and practitioners, as well as their counterparts in U.S. states and districts who are also in the initial stages of implementing CCSS.

This research was conducted within the Forces and Resources Policy Center of the RAND National Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Unified Combatant Commands, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the defense agencies, and the defense Intelligence Community. For more information on the Forces and Resources Policy Center, see http://www.rand.org/nsrd/ndri/centers/frp.html or contact the director (contact information is provided on the web page).

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