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School Leader's Guide to the Common Core

Achieving Results Through Rigor and Relevance

Implement the Common Core State Standards with downloadable reproducibles, lists of resources to support the many topics affected, discussion questions, and relevant information to share with your colleagues. Explore the background of the standards and the changes that must take place to meet them. The authors offer five principles for school leaders on effective coaching and feedback.


  • Understand the CCSS and your role in implementing them into the English language arts and mathematics curricula.
  • Gain tips and strategies to support teachers, and create long-term professional learning as schools adopt the CCSS.
  • Select the best assessment tools to study and track student progress.
  • Access reproducibles, discussion questions, and other resources to support CCSS implementation and maintenance.
  • Use models of classroom observations to foster collaborative conversations about teaching and learning.
  • Learn and apply guidelines for effective coaching and feedback strategies.

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School Leader's Guide to the Common Core

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Chapter 1: The Shift to the Common Core: Transitioning or Transforming Your School
Chapter 2: The Shift in Implementation: Sustaining Professional Learning
Chapter 3: The Shift in Instruction: Attaining Rigor and Real-World Relevance
Chapter 4: The Shift in Coaching and Feedback: Leading With Guiding Principles
Chapter 5: The Shift in Assessing Results: Informing All Stakeholders


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