Comments Wanted on Updated Standards for Educational Leaders

The Council of Chief State School Officers and National Policy Board for Educational Administration have drafted standards for education leaders that aim to ensure district and school leaders are able to improve student learning and achievement and meet new, higher expectations. An update to the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards for School Leaders (ISLL), the new draft reflects the increasingly recognized role that school leaders play in affecting outcomes and the need to provide evidence that schools are preparing students for college and career.

“We strongly encourage the public to review these standards and help us make them even better,” said Chris Minnich, executive director of CCSSO, in a press release. “We want to hear from teachers and school and district leaders as well as from parents and other stakeholders in public education. Their valuable perspective will help make sure the final ISLLC 2015: Model Policy Standards for Educational Leaders set the right expectations for these critical educators.”

Seven Policy Standards for Transformational Education Leaders

  1. Build a shared vision of student success and well-being.
  2. Champion and support instruction and assessment that maximizes student learning and achievement.
  3. Manage and develop staff members’ professional skills and practices in order to drive student learning and achievement.
  4. Cultivate a caring and inclusive school community dedicated to student learning, academic success and the personal well-being of every student.
  5. Coordinate resources, time, structures and roles effectively to build the instructional capacity of teachers and other staff.
  6. Engage families and the outside community to promote and support student success.
  7. Administer and manage operations efficiently and effectively.

The public comment period will be open until May 29. For more information visit the CCSSO website.

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