Rural transition to Common Core standards

Rural transition to Common Core standards

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A survey of 105 rural Illinois schools in 2012 and 66 in 2013 shows there is still work to be done before the new standards are in full use in rural schools.

                                                                       2012            2013

Teachers’ awareness of new standards:

     No knowledge                                           0%               0%

     Limited awareness                                    5.8%            0%

     Basic understanding                                 12.5%           9%

     Informed but uncertain                             47.1%           44%

     Competent                                                28.8%          39%

     Sharing information with other districts     5.8%            8%

Implementation by teachers:

     No Implementation                                    0%               0%

     Talking about it                                          2.9%            0%

     Gathering information                                11.5%          11%

     Developing a plan                                      50%             39%

     Implementation of plan                              33%            47%

     Annual review of plan                                1.9%            3%

SOURCES: Rural Research Consortium, Superintendents Gary DePartis, Pekin High School; Mary Parker, Delavan; Tami Roskamp, Beecher.

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