But speaking on The Rotunda Podcast, math instructor Brian Dean with Instruction Partners said teachers, principals and parents have said only small tweaks should be made.
"When I'm out in the communities, they are very much for keeping the standards the way they are, they don't want to change," Dean said. "They understand the standard, they put in the time and effort to learn about the standards, and they see it working with their kids."
In early October, the Florida Department of Education launched a statewide listening tour with just nine stops throughout Florida's 67 counties. The department said it would keep Common Core in place until at least January. The listening tour for public input on a replacement ends Wednesday in Walton County.
Back in April, the department announced a survey that allowed parents to provide input on individual current standards. According to Dean, there was no overwhelming call to ditch Common Core.
"It was clear the vast majority said leave the standards alone," he said. "And then those that had suggestions were talking about a tweak here and a tweak there because the standards are from 2010 and we know better now, we know more."
Dean added that 61% of Florida students scored a level 3 or higher in Grades 3-8 mathematics in 2019, compared with 56% in 2015. Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran said they've been working with more than 30 organizations and stakeholders through the review process, including the Florida Association of District School Superintendents and Florida PTA.