Posted July 1, 2012 in

The Common Core Standards – What Do They Mean for Out of School Time?

Forum for Youth Investment, July 2012

Full Brief

The Common Core State Standards are front and center on the national stage as states, districts, schools and teachers prepare for their rollout over the coming two to three years. Not surprisingly, pundits, policymakers and education experts across the blogosphere are weighing in with opinions about the potential success or failure of these implementation efforts.

With that in mind, the Forum for Youth Investment partnered with Youth Development Executives of King County – a new coalition in the Seattle area interested in exploring this topic – to develop this brief about what the Common Core means for the youth development and OST field. The brief provides an overview of the standards, discusses where things stand in terms of implementation and assessment, gives examples of how OST systems are beginning to respond, and reflects on specific challenges and opportunities facing the OST field.