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Common Core State Standards Implementation Survey


This is a complete list of the questions included on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Implementation Survey. This list may be used as a reference by local educational agencies (LEAs) participating in the survey. To review voluntary responses from LEAs, please visit the CCSS Implementation Survey Web page.

LEA Information

Name of LEA:
CDS Code:
Type of LEA:
County:
Contact Name:
Contact Phone:
Contact E-mail:

General Implementation

  1. Full implementation of CCSS systems will occur over several years and in the context of a continuous learning process.

The Awareness Phase represents an introduction to the CCSS, the initial planning of systems implementation, and establishment of collaborations.

The Transition Phase is the concentration on building foundational resources, implementing needs assessments, establishing new professional learning opportunities, and expanding collaborations between all stakeholders.

The Implementation Phase expands the new professional learning support, fully aligns curriculum, instruction, and assessments, and effectively integrates these elements across the field.

Based on these descriptions, which phase best describes your LEA's current level of CCSS implementation? (select only one)

  • Awareness
  • Transition
  • Implementation
  1. What is the status of your LEA’s CCSS implementation plan? (select only one)
  • The LEA does not yet have a CCSS plan.
  • The LEA CCSS plan is currently in development.
  • The LEA CCSS plan has been completed.
  • The LEA CCSS plan has been completed and approved by the governing board.
  1. If you have made your LEA’s CCSS implementation plan publicly available, please provide the appropriate Web address in the box below.

Professional Learning

  1. On average, how many hours of CCSS-related professional learning has each teacher in your LEA received to date? (select only one)
  • 0–10 hours
  • 11–20 hours
  • 21–30 hours
  • More than 30 hours
  1. On average, how many hours of CCSS-related professional learning has each site administrator in your LEA received to date? (select only one)
  • 0–10 hours
  • 11–20 hours
  • 21–30 hours
  • More than 30 hours
  1. Which of the following topics have been included in professional learning experiences for educators? Check all that apply.
  • Instructional strategies to support student achievement of the CCSS for English language arts
  • Instructional strategies to support student achievement of the CCSS for mathematics
  • California’s English language development standards and instructional strategies to support English learners to achieve the CCSS
  • Smarter Balanced assessment system
  • Instructional strategies to support students with disabilities to achieve the CCSS
  • Using formative practices in instruction
  • Instructional strategies to support student achievement of the CCSS for Literacy in History/ Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects
  • Integration of technology into teaching and learning
  • Other (please specify)
  1. Which types of activities have been utilized to deliver professional learning experiences to educators in your LEA? Check all that apply.
  • Activities developed by LEA staff
  • Activities provided by the County Office of Education
  • Activities provided by other vendors (please specify)
  • Activities using online professional learning modules from the CDE
  • Activities using other online resources (please specify)
  1. What strategies have been utilized to support professional learning experiences for educators in your LEA? Check all that apply.
  • CCSS coaches/teachers on special assignment
  • CCSS integrated into established LEA professional learning communities
  • District-wide release time for educator professional development
  • Conference attendance
  • Other (please specify)
  1. Have teachers and/or staff providing pre-kindergarten or transitional kindergarten programs been engaged in professional learning opportunities designed to support student attainment of the CCSS? (select only one)
  • Yes
  • No
  • The LEA does not offer pre-kindergarten or transitional kindergarten programs
  1. Have teachers and/or staff providing expanded learning/after school programs been engaged in professional learning opportunities designed to support student attainment of the CCSS? (select only one)
  • Yes
  • No
  • The LEA does not offer extended learning/after school programs
  1. Is there anything else you would like to share regarding professional learning opportunities for educators in your LEA? Please elaborate upon your responses to questions 4–10 in the comment box below. Character limit is 8,000.

Instructional Materials

  1. To what extent are CCSS-aligned materials being used in classroom instruction? (select only one)
  • Materials are being used in every classroom
  • Materials are being used in most classrooms
  • Materials are being used in a few classrooms
  • Materials are not yet being used in classrooms
  1. What types of CCSS-aligned materials being used in your LEA? Check all that apply.
  • State Board of Education-adopted materials for mathematics
  • Teacher-developed materials
  • Open educational resources
  • Free supplemental materials provided by the publishers of your currently adopted programs
  • Purchased supplemental materials provided by the publishers of your currently adopted programs
  • Free supplemental materials provided by a publisher not directly affiliated with your currently adopted programs
  • Purchased supplemental materials provided by a publisher not directly affiliated with your currently adopted programs
  • Other (please specify)
  1. Is there anything else you would like to share regarding instructional materials being utilized in your LEA? Please elaborate upon your responses to questions 12 and 13 in the comment box below. Character limit is 8,000.

Assessment

  1. On average, how many hours of Smarter Balanced-related professional learning has each educator in your LEA received to date? (select only one)
  • 0–10 hours
  • 11–20 hours
  • 21–30 hours
  • More than 30 hours
  1. Approximately what percentage of students in grades 3–8 and 11 have had experience with the Smarter Balanced Practice Tests? (select only one)
  • 0–25 percent
  • 26–50 percent
  • 51–75 percent
  • 76–100 percent
  1. Has your LEA completed the Technology Readiness Tool? (select only one)
  • Yes
  • No
  1. Is there anything else you would like to share regarding your LEA’s transition to the new assessment system? Please elaborate upon your responses to questions 15–17 in the comment box below. Character limit is 8,000.

Communications and Outreach

  1. How often do LEA personnel communicate information regarding CCSS implementation to the local governing board? (select only one)
  • We have not yet presented information regarding CCSS implementation to the governing board
  • We present information regarding CCSS implementation to the governing board occasionally
  • We present information regarding CCSS implementation to the governing board regularly
  1. How often do you provide information about the CCSS to parents? (select only one)
  • We have not yet shared information with parents
  • We share information with parents occasionally
  • We share information with parents regularly
  1. What strategies are you using to communicate with parents about the CCSS? Check all that apply.
  • Back-to-school night
  • Conferences
  • School events
  • PTA/PTSO meetings
  • Newsletters
  • Letters to the editor
  • News releases
  • Website
  • Other (please specify)
  1. How often do LEA personnel engage local institutions of higher education in discussions regarding CCSS implementation? (select only one)
  • We have not yet engaged in CCSS-related discussions with our local institutions of higher education
  • We engage in CCSS-related discussions occasionally
  • We engage in CCSS-related discussions regularly
  • There are no institutions of higher education nearby
  1. To what extent have LEA personnel engaged local businesses/business organizations in discussions regarding CCSS implementation? (select only one)
  • We have not yet engaged in CCSS-related discussions with our local businesses
  • We engage in CCSS-related discussions occasionally
  • We engage in CCSS-related discussions regularly
  1. Is there anything else you would like to share regarding you CCSS-related communications? Please elaborate upon your responses to questions 19–23 in the comment box below. Character limit is 8,000.

Implementation Comments

  1. Please share any additional information regarding CCSS implementation in your LEA (e.g., challenges and successes) that you would like others to know. Character limit is 8,000.
Questions:   Common Core Team | commoncoreteam@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0490
Last Reviewed: Thursday, September 22, 2016