Sean Reardon will be part of study of Common Core’s impacts

Sean Reardon
Sean Reardon

SEAN REARDON, professor of poverty and inequality in education at the Graduate School of Education, will be part of a study of the Common Core’s impact on classroom instruction, social disparities and achievement.

The Spencer Foundation and the William T. Grant Foundation have awarded a team of researchers from the University of Michigan, Brown University and Stanford nearly $5 million for the first phase of a five-year analysis of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, a controversial effort to overhaul academic achievement standards for K-12 students nationwide.

The project, “Under Construction: The Rise, Spread and Consequences of the Common Core State Standards Initiative in the U.S. Educational Sector,” will look at how governmental and nongovernmental stakeholders are responding to the Common Core and how this is affecting classroom instruction and social disparities in academic achievement in school systems across the country.

Based at Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, the project is being led by principal investigator Brian Rowan at the University of Michigan’s School of Education. Reardon is one of three co-principal investigators.

See the Graduate School of Education website for more.