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Perceptions of instructional coaches and administrators regarding the implementation of the Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Initiative is the most recent effort of the education system in America to improve student achievement and 43 states, 4 territories, and Washington, DC have adopted the Standards. These new standards have increased the demands placed on educators and students. This study used interviews to gather the perceptions of instructional coaches and administrators regarding the implementation of the CCSS. The sample consisted of 2 male and 3 female instructional coaches and administrators from the Central Valley of California. The participants noted effectiveness of implementation, challenges, possible changes to professional development, and the impact of new student online assessments.

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