That sounds like a best-of-both-worlds approach to Janine Remillard, researcher for the Consortium for Policy Research in Education and associate professor of education at the University of Pennsylvania.
If teachers are being brought together, and being provided with really good training to learn about the critical features of the standards, and are provided enough time to work together to adapt their materials, that could be quite good, Remillard
said, come when teachers are left without adequate time and opportunity to develop an understanding of the standards.
The problem with that is a ton of incoherence, which can end up being really inequitable, Remillard
said its too early to tell how well different approaches are working, and local district officials said any indication will come from future student assessments.