Common Core Implementation: A Case Study of Factors that Influence First Grade Teachers

The focus of the research paper is looking at the factors influencing first grade teachers to implement the Common Core State Standards into their classrooms. Common Core State Standards are new standards being adopted across the United States to provide students with college and career skills. To address what is influencing teachers in the implementation of the new standards, a survey was conducted with first grade teachers in one district. The data analyzed looks into factors focusing on teacher experience, attitudes, dispositions, and the ability to change. The research will provide insight into what is influencing teachers and what they are requesting to be successful with implementation of Common Core State Standards in a Southern California School District.