A New Common Core State Map

Education Week just released a new interactive map that shows where states stand with Common Core.

Here is a disclosure. “We have not tried to pick apart each state’s standards and judge which ones created new standards that are truly distinct from the common core. Adopting “new” standards can mean different things in different states, so different people might come to different judgments about the total number of states that use the common core. Also: Keep in mind that, in some cases, state school boards are required by law to review, revise, or reconsider their academic standards periodically, and for some states, that time is now or relatively soon. Finally: If a state hasn’t finalized a decision about rewriting or replacing the common core, we haven’t changed its status as a common-core state.”

For instance New York still hasn’t approved their new standards. Indiana, Tennessee and South Carolina were essentially rebrands. Still in terms of a visual, it is helpful to track state action.

Update: Just want to make clear I understand most of the states that have taken action, with the exception of Oklahoma, have offered some sort of rebranding or changed very little with Common Core. I’ve written about this in the past. This is why I included Education Week‘s disclaimer they were not opining about the “new” standards these states implemented only that there was some action taken.

7 thoughts on “A New Common Core State Map

  1. Louisiana edited 2% of the ELA standards. Sadly, LABI bought some great pay for play in the media to sell a replacement to the public. Definitely a Rebrand!

  2. Shane, Governor Tomblin vetoed the watered down repeal bill last session without allowing the legislators an opportunity to override his veto. the legislature held the bill until 3 hours before the end of the session not allowing the Governor his five days to consider. The Governor held the bill for fifteen days after the session ended before vetoing it. The powers in the legislature and the Governor had to work together for this to happen. As a result we muct say that WV still has Common Core as it was written and passed down. We now have the Senate President running for Governor. He made promises to many that he would repeal CC last session. There is no organized effort at this time by former activists in our state to pick up the repeal effort or anything else as far as I know.

    1. I am aware. Pretty much all of the states who had some action taken are essentially rebrands with the exception of Oklahoma.

  3. Hi Shane – posted this to my State page and someone asked: “I thought that the standards were copyrighted so there was no changing them?” Comment on this? Thank you…

    1. Jen, that is typically how it goes, but we have seen several states make changes to the standards and the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers who own the copyright have not tried to enforce it.

      So it’s an argument I don’t make anymore. If the copyright holder won’t defend it legally then apparently states can make all of the changes they like.

    2. Jen, Louisiana state superintendent, John White, initiated the rebrand here and is on the CCSSO board and Chiefs for Change. He preemptively initiated the “Common Core review” process and manipulated the people placed on the review panels to be able to get the fix in place. CCSSO isn’t looking to maintain the copyright because they know that everyone is clearly only making cosmetic changes.

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