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Many states still years away from full integration of Common Core State Standards

FRIDAY, JANUARY 07, 2011 17:46 PM

While a number of states have promised to take part in education reform, a new study is suggesting that full integration may still be years away.

The Center on Education Policy (CEP) released a report noting the progress of 42 states and the District of Columbia that are currently trying to incorporate the Common Core State Standards into their curriculum. The report found that of the 31 states that are planning to require its school districts to use the new standards, 23 do not expect to instill these requirements until at least 2013.

Additionally, four states that have adopted the standards have done so provisionally, which means that they still need legislative approval.

"States are making progress and see strong support for common core standards, but this is going to take a long time and a sustained effort to see through," said Jack Jennings, CEP's president and chief executive officer (CEO). "It's also noteworthy that states vary on approaches to higher education policy and on how much they will require districts to do to support the new standards."