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As a CCSSO member, you have an exclusive invitation to share ideas, showcase your thought leadership, and meet professional goals in partnership with fellow elite members of your field through our Collaboratives program.
For 31 years, CCSSO Collaboratives have been the trusted venue for education professionals dedicated to keeping their students on the path to success. Meet, network, and harness the energy of the country's top education experts. With 17 Collaboratives to choose from, these groups can help you meet your state's priorities and support equitable education opportunities for all students.
The Collaboratives meet consistently throughout the program year, at in-person conferences across the country and through virtual webinars and conferences. Throughout the year, online and in-person, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with peers, seek feedback, and get the answers you seek to address issues specific to your state. Beyond scheduled events, the Collaboratives provide turn-key access to subject matter experts at a moment’s notice.
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CCSSO Collaboratives work on a variety of resources to support the work of state education agencies. For more information on the resources available, see here.
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Accountability Systems and Reporting (ASR) Collaborative
The Accountability Systems and Reporting (ASR) Collaborative builds capacity and promotes improvements in education accountability and reporting systems at a critical time.
Assessment, Standards, & Education for Students with Disabilities
The Assessment, Standards, & Education for Students with Disabilities (ASES) Collaborative supports states as they enhance their assessment, accountability, and curriculum and instruction systems to provide equity and inclusion for students with disabilities.
Balanced Assessment Systems Collaborative
The Balanced Assessment Systems Collaborative is designed to support states that are thinking about ways to build greater coherence among the various components of the assessment system as well as instruction, professional development, standards and curriculum.
Career Readiness Collaborative
The Career Readiness Collaborative (CRC) is a diverse group of innovative thinkers including state education leaders such as deputies overseeing career pathways, career and technical education state directors, state business and industry leaders, and representatives from higher education. Expect to join a professional learning community that encourages honest and open dialogue about challenges, successes, lessons learned, and plans for continuous improvement.
Chief Academic Officer/Chief Talent Officer Collaborative
The Chief Academic Officer/Chief Talent Officer (CAO/CTO) Collaborative is reserved for senior, cabinet-level staff that oversee departments focused on talent, educator effectiveness, and standards/academics. Our members are leading the creation of policies in their states that improve teacher practice and leader capacity to support high-quality instruction aligned to college and career-ready standards.
Early Childhood Education Collaborative
The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Collaborative is focused on ensuring students have access to high-quality, developmentally appropriate early childhood education to prepare them for Pre-K, elementary school, their primary education, and beyond.
Education Information Management Advisory Collaborative
The Education Information Management Advisory Collaborative (EIMAC) leads the national conversation to advance the strategic use of data and technology in supporting student preparation for college, careers, and life.
English Learners Collaborative
The English Learners (EL) Collaborative explores issues of policy implementation, assessment systems, and state policies that affect instruction, curriculum, professional supports, and state leadership for English learners.
English Language Arts Collaborative
The English Language Arts (ELA) Collaborative supports effective implementation of college and career-ready English Language Arts/literacy standards across states through the sharing of best practices and the development of high-quality tools and resources.
The Math Collaborative is focused on challenging traditional views of how we work in states to prompt new thinking on policies and systems that promote mathematics as a subject for all students.
School and District Improvement Collaborative
The School and District Improvement (SDI) Collaborative supports states as they work to cultivate systems that advance continuous improvement in all schools and districts with a focus on supporting the lowest-performing schools.
School Leadership Development and Supports Collaborative
The School Leadership Development and Supports (SLDS) Collaborative assists states as they advance and implement school leadership workforce strategies to ensure that reliable and quality leadership guides students on every step of their journey through the education system.
The Science Collaborative focuses on advancing policies and practices that bring high-quality science teaching and learning to every student.
Social Studies Collaborative
The Social Studies Collaborative harnesses the collective wisdom of social studies supervisors and consultants to explore opportunities and address challenges within the field of social studies.
Student-Centered Learning Collaborative
The Student-Centered Learning Collaborative is designed to support states committed to increasing access to equitable, student-centered learning to develop lifelong learners prepared for success in college, careers, and life.
Systems to Elevate Excellent Teaching Collaborative
The Systems to Elevate Excellent Teaching (SEET) Collaborative explores how states can establish and institutionalize structures that recruit and retain a high-quality, diverse, teaching workforce, as well as vehicles for teachers to meaningfully influence policy, strengthen instructional practice, elevate the teaching profession, and change the experience of teachers.
Technical Issues in Large-Scale Assessments Collaborative
The Technical Issues in Large-Scale Assessments (TILSA) Collaborative focuses on technical issues facing state leaders in implementing, developing, and maintaining their large-scale assessment programs.