Leadership for the Common Core: More Than One Thousand School Principals Respond

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have become law in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and three territories. Consequently, school principals have initiated change processes to ensure that the new standards are represented in both curricula and instruction.

Educators, parents, and other constituents are engaging in an important dialogue about CCSS that has ramifications for the future of K-12 curriculum content. Principals’ voices are essential to this national conversation because their leadership influences how CCSS will be implemented in schools and classrooms.

NAESP's Leadership for the Common Core survey provides a first look at principals’ attitudes, preparation, and strategies for addressing the Common Core. The survey was completed by 1,100 K-12 public school principals from 14 states that have adopted and are implementing CCSS. Nearly one-half (463) of the principals who responded to the survey were from urban districts.

Read the press release. Click on the images below for summaries and the full survey briefs.

Leadership for the Common Core:  More Than One Thousand School Principals Respond