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- CA Insights
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About this sitE
The goal of this site is to share educators’ insights into CA State Standards implementation. We’re compiling findings from multiple research studies that span a range of perspectives and protocols and organizing them into multiple domains in order to understand the state of standards implementation.
We conducted interviews, surveys and focus groups with thousands of teachers, instructional coaches, principals and district leaders across the state about every facet of the new standards in order to understand the state of standards implementation as completely as possible.
Our findings draw from three research studies examining multiple aspects of standards implementation across different roles. Each aspect of implementation—for example, Instructional Shifts—is organized into a domain, with a page for every domain. Each domain consists of multiple key findings from one or more research studies, with each finding supported by evidence including data visualizations and quotations.
“Full implementation looks like it’s never done. Full implementation looks like it’s always attentive to learning at every level of the system for all the adults and the students. These are deep and profound shifts in not just the standards themselves, so full implementation looks like a never-ending quest to share leadership and to grapple with good debates and with opposing opinions.”– CA District Leader
What’s On this page
An overview of the research studies we’ve conducted and are drawing from to understand the state of CA State Standards implementation:
Overview of our 2016 – 2017 Research Sources
The Center interviewed 45 CA District Leaders across the state, including superintendents, assistant superintendents and directors for curriculum and instruction, and ELA & math coordinators to understand districts’ progress in building professional learning capacity and determining needs. They shared insights into:
The Center conducted focus groups with 80 Teachers, 40 Principals, and 40 Instructional Coaches throughout CA to understand—across multiple roles—perceptions of the value and effectiveness of instructional leadership, professional learning and instructional materials. They shared insights into:
WestEd surveyed 800 CA Teachers and 1,100 CA Principals to understand how the CA Standards are impacting classroom instruction, professional learning and the needs of teachers and principals as part of the national RAND ATP and American School Leader Panel. They shared insights into:
A Quick View of our Findings
The findings below are labeled by category and color-coded by the research source they’re derived from. Click on any to view the data behind it.
About the Staff and Contributors
Reino led analysis of the California results from RAND’s American Teacher Panel survey for WestEd and this site.
Clay led content development, website development and dissemination strategy for these studies.