Since 2015, with sponsorship from the California State Board of Education, WestEd has reported on surveys and focus groups with California educators about current implementation of the state’s English language arts (ELA) and mathematics standards and associated supports. The effort is part of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s larger Measure to Learn and Improve (MLI) initiative examining the implementation of new college- and career-ready standards across 12 states. In this knowledge brief, we summarize findings from the RAND Corporation’s most recent American Teacher Panel (ATP) surveys administered to California teachers, alongside lessons learned from related ongoing research and technical assistance initiatives.

by Reino Makkonen and Robert Sheffield, WestEd