Spotlight on the CCSS: What do District Administrators Need to Know?

This 4-pager reviews actions district administrators should consider taking now to prepare their schools for CCSS implementation.This September 2011 “Spotlight on the Common Core State Standards” reviews actions district administrators should consider taking now to prepare their schools for CCSS implementation. Included in the four-page brief are suggestions for drafting an implementation plan; planning long-range, articulated professional development; developing a transition plan and curriculum framework; and more.

Content Comments 

The very title of this resource describes its goal, to help district administrators prepare for the CCSS. The publication meets that goal, and although some material is a bit dated, adds considerable value to school districts and schools.Excellent writing throughout. The design, especially the pull-out sections, strongly reinforces the content. The length is perfect and the visuals encourage reading and use. Should be a very good resource for school districts and schools, and as a free resource, increases its utility. One might quibble with its brevity, but not this reviewer. It would be a stretch to say that any single document is going to increase learning, but this one has a reasonable probability of at least getting districts going in the right direction.