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1 So what is so visionary about standards? Sandra M. Alberti, Ed.D. Student Achievement Partners

2 Student Achievement Partners – Principles W E HOLD NO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Our goal is to create and disseminate high quality materials as widely as possible. All resources that we create are open source and available at no cost. We encourage states, districts, schools, and teachers to take our resources and make them their own. W E DO NOT COMPETE FOR STATE, DISTRICT OR FEDERAL CONTRACTS Ensuring that states and districts have excellent materials for teachers and students is a top priority. We do not compete for these contracts because we work with our partners to develop high quality RFPs that support the Core Standards. W E DO NOT ACCEPT MONEY FROM PUBLISHERS We work with states and districts to obtain the best materials for teachers and students. We are able to independently advise our partners because we have no financial interests with any publisher of education materials. Our independence is essential to our work. 2

3 Why are we doing this? We have had standards. Before Common Core State Standards we had standards, but rarely did we have standards-based instruction. Long lists of broad, vague statements Mysterious assessments Coverage mentality Focused on teacher behaviors – “the inputs” 3

4 Results of Previous Standards, and Hard Work Previous state standards did not improve student achievement. Gaps in achievement, gaps in expectations NAEP results High school drop out issue College remediation issue This is about more than just working hard! 4

5 Principles of the CCSS Fewer - Clearer - Higher Aligned to requirements for college and career readiness Based on evidence Honest about time

6 Implications What implications do the CCSS have on what we teach? What implications do the CCSS have on how we teach? 6 This effort is about much more than implementing the next version of the standards: It is about preparing all students for success in college and careers.

7 Common Core State Standards School Culture Believe in raising expectations for all students Believe in and support schools as environments for learning for all Believe in continuous improvement/reflective practice – asking ourselves “is it working?” Understand that this is an opportunity for focus and coherence 7

8 Actions 8

9 Key Characteristics of Leading Organizations Systems Thinking Learning Organizations Know – Really Know – the expectations 9

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