Mel Riddile‘s insight:
According to the MetLife Survey of the American Teacher, educators are confident about implementing the Common Core, less so about its potential for increasing student success.
- Nine in 10 principals (93%) and teachers (92%) say they are knowledgeable about the Common Core.
- Nine in 10 principals (90%) and teachers (93%) believe that teachers in their schools already have the academic skills and abilities to implement the Common Core in their classrooms.
- Teachers and principals are more likely to be very confident that teachers have the ability to implement the Common Core (53% of teachers; 38% of principals) than they are very confident that the Common Core will improve the achievement of students (17% of teachers; 22% of principals) or better prepare students for college and the workforce (20% of teachers; 24% of principals).
- A majority of teachers (62%) and a smaller proportion of principals (46%) say teachers in their schools are already using the Common Core a great deal in their teaching this year.
See on www.metlife.com