The Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC)
The Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) is a consortium of state education agencies and national educational organizations dedicated to the reform of the preparation, licensing, and on-going professional development of teachers. Created in 1987, InTASC's primary constituency is state education agencies responsible for teacher licensing, program approval, and professional development. Its work is guided by one basic premise: An effective teacher must be able to integrate content knowledge with the specific strengths and needs of students to assure that all students learn and perform at high levels.
The InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards and Learning Progressions for Teachers 1.0: A Resource for Ongoing Teacher Development (2013) contains both the model core teaching standards released in 2011 and the new learning progressions for teachers. The progressions are a support tool to promote and improve teacher effectiveness and growth. They describe the increasing complexity and sophistication of teaching practice for each Model Core Teaching Standard across three developmental levels so teacher candidates, practicing teachers and other educators can see what increasingly effective practice looks like.
Key Resources Related to the Learning Progressions for Teachers 1.0:
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Learning Progressions for Teachers (FAQ)
- Learning Progressions At-A-Glance
- Press Release
CCSSO is also developing in partnership with School Improvement Network the InTASC LumiBook, a free online resource packed with video links and resources, all designed to help teachers utilize the InTASC standards and progressions in their professional learning. The InTASC LumiBook is scheduled for release in mid-May 2013. Please see this web link for more information and to download your free copy when it is available: www.lumi-book.com/intasc
The InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards: A Resource for State Dialogue (April 2011) outline what all teachers across all content and grade levels should know and be able to do to be effective in today's learning contexts. They are a revision of the 1992 model standards, and describe a new vision of teaching designed to meet the needs of the next of generation learners.
Key Resources Related to the Standards:
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Model Core Teaching Standards (FAQ)
- Standards At-A-Glance
- MS Word Version of the 2011 Final Standards (standards text only)
- State Policy Implications of the Model Core Teaching Standards (Draft Discussion Document)
- Voices of Support for the InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards
- Web Links to State Teacher Licensing Standards
- Literature Review - Research base underlying the Model Standards
Print copies of both documents can be obtained at www.amazon.com by searching the title of the documents.
Please direct all press inquiries about the InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards and Learning Progressions for Teachers to: firstname.lastname@example.org.