The Collaboratives meet consistently throughout the program year, whether virtual, or at in-person events across the country. Through these large convenings and break out groups you will have the opportunity to collaborate with peers, seek feedback, and get the answers you need 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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Collaboratives & COVID-19
As the foremost organization for state education leaders, CCSSO is uniquely positioned to provide our members with expert guidance as you plan to reopen school buildings and envision the next academic year for students, families, teachers and staff. CCSSO's 17 Collaboratives will play a significant role in building coherence across state education agencies as they work to reopen school buildings and restart K-12 learning.
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Accountability Systems and Reporting (ASR) Collaborative
The Accountability Systems and Reporting (ASR) Collaborative works to identify and share strategies across states that improve the effectiveness and technical quality of state education accountability models.
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 equitable education for students with disabilities.
Balanced Assessment Systems Collaborative
The Balanced Assessment Systems Collaborative is a new offering from CCSSO for the 2020-21 program year. This Collaborative is designed to support states that are interested in improving their assessment systems by creating a better balance across assessment components so that assessments and assessment practices can be used to more directly support student learning.
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, an 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 PreK, elementary school, and beyond.
Education Information Management Advisory Collaborative
The Education Information Management Advisory Collaborative (EIMAC) works to ensure all students are prepared for college, careers, and life by bringing states together to develop and advocate for high-quality data and technology standards, policies, and solutions.
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 supports effective implementation of college and career-ready math standards across states through the sharing of best practices and the development of high-quality tools and resources.
School and District Improvement Collaborative
The School and District Improvement (SDI) Collaborative supports states as they work to support struggling schools and districts, turn around the lowest-performing schools, and close achievement gaps for all students and for specific subgroup populations.
School Leadership Development and Supports Collaborative
The School Leadership Development and Supports (SLDS) Collaborative assists states as they identify and implement school leadership workforce strategies to attract, prepare, hire, develop, and retain a diverse group of school leaders.
The Science Collaborative is dedicated to ensuring high-quality instructional materials and assessments are available to state and local education agencies and collaborates in the development of examples of high-quality assessment products aligned to standards.
Social Studies Collaborative
Student-Centered Learning Collaborative
The Student-Centered Learning Collaborative is designed to support states committed to increasing access to equitable, student-centered learning through systems-level change to develop life-long 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 advance great teaching by implementing mechanisms for teachers to meaningfully influence policy, enhance instructional practice, elevate the teaching profession, and change the experiences of teachers.
Technical Issues in Large-Scale Assessments Collaborative
The Technical Issues in Large-Scale Assessments (TILSA) Collaborative supports states on a variety of technical topics related to state summative assessments by bringing states together to share and discuss resources, successes, and challenges.