Comprehensive Common Core survey sent to teachers, principals
Every superintendent and principal in California, along with 7,000 teachers statewide, received an extensive questionnaire this week asking for their perspectives on how well the rollout of the Common Core State Standards has been handled.
The nonprofit research agency WestEd is conducting the survey with the blessing of State Board of Education President Michael Kirst and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. Results will be tabulated in summary form and won’t be identifiable by school, district or county office of education.
“Our goal is to have a better view about implementation from the perspective of teachers, principals and superintendents,” Kirst said. “These results will help inform decision-making, especially about professional development and additional support needed.”
The survey, the most comprehensive to date, will parallel similar questionnaires in other states, including Florida, Massachusetts and New York, providing cross-state comparisons.
The 17-page questionnaire to teachers, estimated to take 15 minutes to fill out, asks teachers to identify and rate the forms in which they’ve received support in the Common Core – including online materials, training, textbooks, and Comprehensive Common Core survey sent to teachers, principals | EdSource: