• June 2019

Performance Level Descriptors (PLD) for Grades K-2 Mathematics

Child playing with number blocks

How do you know where your students are in a particular math standard when given a task? The Performance Level Descriptors (PLD) K-2 document is a tool that can help math educators identify student proficiency along a progression of learning.

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  • 6.7.19

Student Centered Learning Collaborative

CCSSO is committed to working alongside states to develop education systems that encourage and inspire student-centered learning, including personalized learning, competency-based education, and social-emotional learning and academic development. CCSSO believes this work must be anchored in equity and have an unapologetic focus on increasing access for students who have been historically underserved. CCSSO will support states in setting a vision for student-centered learning grounded in equity that drives toward a comprehensive view of what students need to be successful in a changing economy.

 

2019-2020 Goals:

-Though SEAs are at different places with their work on student-centered learning, each state team should be able to achieve the following goals over the year informed by our shared Equity Commitments: Develop a state vision for student-centered learning grounded in equity that drives toward a comprehensive view of what students need to be successful in a changing economy;

-Set at least one specific, measurable, time bound equity goal around increasing access to student-centered learning for students of color, students in poverty and other students historically underserved by the education system;

-Develop comprehensive state strategies to increase access to equitable student-centered learning including aligning SEA staff and structures to support the strategies;

-Establish mechanisms and remove barriers to support local education agencies in implementation of student-centered learning;

-Engage in a progress-monitoring process with data at subgroup level to track implementation progress and communicate effectively with stakeholders.

 

For more information on the Student Centered Learning Collaborative please see the document below:

Student Centered Learning Collaborative 2019-2020 Membership Information

 

 

For general inquiries related to membership in a collaborative please email Adam Petermann, adam.petermann@ccsso.org or call 202-336-7076.

 

To join a collaborative please click the button below

Membership Signup Form

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  • 6.7.19

School Leadership Development and Supports (SLDS) Collaborative

CCSSO believes that each student deserves strong and responsive school and district leadership who prioritize the needs of a diverse population of students. Through membership to the School Leadership Development and Supports Collaborative participants will be able to leverage the expertise of their peers and leaders in the field to further their state’s priorities and goals.

 

2019-2020 Goals:

-Through a series of in-person and digital convenings, and Member Hub prompted engagement, states will have the opportunity to collaborate with peers, seek feedback, and engage professional learning led by experts in the field;

-States will have the opportunity to develop and implement a state-specific plan of action informed by support from national experts, peers and researchers;

-The SLDS Collaborative strives to foster transparency among participants and encourages honest and open dialogue about experiences that include challenges, successes, lessons learned, and plans for continuous improvement;

-The SLDS Collaborative will continue to align the development and student improvement achievement efforts of school leaders with CCSSO’s Leading for Equity Commitments and the national standards (PSEL and NELP), as well as assist state participants in the development of culturally responsive school leadership practices that are befitting for their state’s goal for public education.

 

For more information on the SLDS collaborative please see the documents below:

School Leadership Development and Supports (SLDS) Collaborative 2019-2020 Membership Information

September 2018 School Leadership Priorities and Programs in Thirteen State Education Agencies

Building Pipelines to Develop Effective School Principals

Sustaining a Principal Pipeline

Leader Tracking Systems: Turning Data Into Information for School Leadership

Principal Pipelines: A Feasible, Affordable, and Effective Way for Districts to Improve Schools

 

 

For general inquiries related to membership in a collaborative please email Adam Petermann, adam.petermann@ccsso.org or call at 202-336-7076.

 

To join a collaborative please click the button below

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  • 6.7.19

Systems to Elevate Excellent Teaching (SEET) Collaborative

CCSSO believes that it is critical each student has access to an effective teacher prepared to meet their needs. SEET aims to leverage teacher leadership expertise to provide teachers with high-quality professional learning that results in effective high-quality, standards-based instruction which meets the needs of each student. The content of this collaborative will be tailored to the needs of those who work on issues pertaining to teachers within their state education agencies, from professional learning and advancement to teacher voice and empowerment.

 

2019-2020 Goals:

-Gain exposure to research-based publications, case studies, current policy, and exemplary teacher advancement work to inform and strengthen state projects and initiatives;

-Share current practices and experiences and glean insights from peers in other states as well as national policy and content experts;

-Engage in solutions-generating events, activities, and practices to address barriers to success and bolster areas of strength;

-Design and implement an outcomes-based action plan aimed at developing, refreshing, streamlining, or otherwise improving systems impacting teachers;

-Explore problems of practice and receive guidance and recommendations from national experts, peers, researchers, and practitioners;

-Apply an equity lens to all conversations and activities and focus state efforts on equitably elevating diverse teacher voices to inform more effective policy and practice for all learners.

 

For more information on the SEET collaborative please see the document below:

Systems to Elevate Excellent Teaching (SEET) Collaborative 2019-2020 Membership Information

 

 

For general inquiries related to membership in a collaborative please email Adam Petermann, adam.petermann@ccsso.org or call at 202-336-7076.

 

To join a collaborative please click the button below

Membership Signup Form

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  • 6.7.19

Chief Academic Officer/Chief Talent Officer (CAO/CTO) Collaborative

CCSSO is committed to ensuring every child, across all backgrounds, graduates ready for college, careers, and life. The CAO/CTO Collaborative seeks to bring together senior, cabinet level officials who oversee talent and academics/standards to discuss and address policy issues that impact standards implementation, high-quality instruction, and educator effectiveness and support. 

 

2019-2020 Goals:

-Convene leaders that oversee academics and talent in states to discuss common challenges and promising practices by providing thought leadership and support with consultancies, discussions, and workshop sessions;

-Deeply discuss and brainstorm state levers and supports with national experts, accomplished educators, and one another to ensure students who are low-income, students of color, students with disabilities, and English language learners all receive high-quality, culturally relevant instruction aligned to college- and career-ready standards and that teachers and leaders receive the training and support critical to supporting these students;

-Discuss and bring in leading researchers to support the work of CAOs and CTOs. Identify strategies to support skill-building for CAOs and CTOs by supporting execution of responsibilities and leadership in the states. Small-group or cross-state conversations, as requested, will be held to assist CAOs and CTOs in moving their work forward.

 

For more information on the CAO/CTO collaborative please see the documents below:

Chief Academic Officer/Chief Talent Officer (CAO/CTO) Collaborative 2019-2020 Membership Information

 

 

For general inquiries related to membership in a collaborative please email Adam Petermann, adam.petermann@ccsso.org or call at 202-336-7076.

 

To join a collaborative please click the button below

Membership Signup Form

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