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What Is Core Knowledge?

What Is Core Knowledge? Educational excellence and equity demands a strong foundation of knowledge for all children—and a coherent plan for teaching what every child needs to know. More…

Grace Abounding

Grace Abounding The Core Knowledge Anthology of African-American Literature, Music and Art. Celebrating the Genius of a People. More…

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Core Knowledge Works!

Summary of Core Knowledge Evaluation Data

How Do We Know This Works? An Overview of Research on Core Knowledge? (January, 2004)

The Core Knowledge Language Arts Program Pilot

Read about the Core Knowledge Language Arts Program Pilot and view pilot results (2011)

Research Articles, Studies, and Evaluations

Evaluation of the Core Knowledge Preschool Program in Arkansas (Nov. 2005)

An Analysis of Academic Progress of Children Participating in the Core Knowledge Preschool Program in Baltimore County Head Start Centers (Aug. 2005)

Core Knowledge Curriculum and School Performance: A National Study (Sept., 2004)

Walberg study: The Effects of Core Knowledge on State Test Achievement in North Carolina (April 2004)

Walberg study: The Effects of Core Knowledge School Factors on State Test Achievement in North Carolina (March, 2004)

Study Finds Core Knowledge and Creativity Not Mutually Exclusive (January, 2004)

Core Knowledge Curriculum: Five-Year Analysis of Implementation and Effects in Five Maryland Schools (December, 2000)

In Oklahoma City a Rigorous Scientific Study Shows the Positive Equity Effects of Core Knowledge (May, 2000)

National Evaluation of Core Knowledge Sequence Implementation: Final Report (Winter, 1999)

Core Knowledge Curriculum: Three-Year Analysis of Implementation and Effects in Five Schools (September, 1999)

Validation and Confirmation of Core Knowledge: Abstracts from the Research Literature (August, 1999)

Results at Core Knowledge Schools (May, 1998)

Core Knowledge Schools Outperform State Test Averages in Maryland Study (Winter/Spring, 1998)

Knowledge, Literacy and Power (March, 1997)

First Year Evaluation of the Implementation of the Core Knowledge Sequence: Qualitative Report (1996)

Executive Summary: The Maryland Core Knowledge Implementation First Year Evaluation (April, 1996)

Core Knowledge Sequence Credited in Test Score Boosts (Fall, 1996)

Rocky Mountain News (July, 1996)

Hawthorne Elementary School: The Evaluator's Perspective (1996)

Qualitative Study Finds Core Knowledge Good for Teacher, Student Morale (1996)

Equity Effects of Very Early Schooling in France (1980s - 1990s)