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CCSSO Leading Refresh of Model Standards for Education Leaders

06/10/14

CCSSO Leading Refresh of Model Standards for Education Leaders

CCSSO and the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA) are leading an effort to refresh model standards for education leaders so leaders are better able to improve student achievement and meet new, higher expectations. The standards will reflect research-based evidence and experience gained since the last update of the standards in 2008. The standards detail the leadership skills and knowledge effective school leaders need in order to influence teaching and student learning.

The refreshed model standards, which will be completed in October, are voluntary. States, districts, schools and university and nonprofit leadership preparation programs use the standards to guide preparation, practice, support and evaluations for school leaders, including superintendents, principals, assistant principals, and teacher leaders. Most states adapt them to local needs. The project also will produce the first-ever standards for principal supervisors, the central-office leaders who coach, support and evaluate principals.

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