Three Core Shifts to Deliver on the Promise of the Common Core State Standards in Literacy and Math

Authors: David Coleman , Susan Pimentel , Jason Zimba

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As stated in this publication, "Three core shifts in literacy and math, deeply grounded in the Standards themselves, offer a way to focus implementation on the few things that have the most significant return for students. These shifts should guide all aspects of implementing the Standards—including professional development, assessment design, and curriculum. Standards by themselves cannot raise achievement."