Common Core and Other State Standards: Superintendents Feel Optimism, Concern and Lack of Support

This report, from AASA, The School Superintendents Association, surveyed over 500 superintendents from 48 states about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The majority of superintendents surveyed support the CCSS; however, many respondents urge a slow down of its implementation, in particular with CCSS assessments, so that districts can implement the new standards correctly.

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This June 2014 paper based on The School Superintendents Association survey provides valuable insights into perceptions data from over 500 superintendents on a series of questions related to the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The length and data provided reinforce the opinion and efforts of many educators implementing what they believe are more "rigorous" standards. Its usefulness stems from the superintendents’ responses to questions and queries relative to stakeholder support or concerns, and recommendations for practices to support implementation going forward.