Essential reading for school leaders!

With the Common Core State Standards adopted by the vast majority of U.S. states, educators face the challenge of translating the standards into successful, positive change within schools. Written for school leaders, this practical guide offers a blueprint for implementing and exceeding the new standards using very targeted professional development.

Readers will find realistic strategies supported by examples from a diverse range of schools.

Topics include Empowering teachers and staff as partners in planning for and implementing the new standards; Adapting existing curriculum to meet goals for mathematics and language arts at each grade level; Designing assessments that measure mastery of the standards; Ensuring that the standards benefit learning for all students, including multicultural learners

Lead your school or district in fulfilling the promise of the Common Core State Standards and preparing students for a competitive global economy.

“This book looks at the implementation of CCSS within the context of all of the components that face public schools, and, in doing so, puts the CCSS in a proper perspective. This is a book that could actually help make a difference in the improvement of instruction in the public schools.”

—Martin J. Hudacs, Superintendent

Solanco School District, Quarryville, PA

“Making the Common Core Standards Work provides a detailed approach to systems thinking and how to manage a real-life paradigm shift.”

—William Richard Hall, Jr., Principal

R. C. Longan Elementary School, Henrico, VA

The School Leader's Role in Making the Common Core State Standards Work

The school leader's role in making the common core state standards work

In this chapter, we will outline a process, or model, for using the CCSS to transform our schools into 21st-century learning institutions. Like many models, ...

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