Skip to main content

Supplement to the Handbook for Sustaining Standards-Based Education in Adult Education: Checklists for Assessing Effective Implementation

A resource for state and local program leaders looking to support the effective implementation of state academic content standards.
Author(s): 
StandardsWork, Inc.
Published: 
2017
Resource Type: 
Product
Number of Pages: 
22
Abstract: 

This document is designed as a resource for state and local program leaders looking to support the effective implementation of state academic content standards. At the center of this supplement are two checklists. One is the State Leadership Checklist. State staff can use this as a self-assessment to gauge the effectiveness of their state’s implementation of and support for academic standards grounded in research. A second checklist is the Program Leadership Checklist. It is designed for use by both state and local program leaders to help guide the implementation of high-quality standards at the local and regional levels.

Benefits and Uses: 

This document is designed as a resource for state and local program leaders looking to support the effective implementation of state academic content standards. At the center of this supplement are two checklists. One is the State Leadership Checklist. State staff can use this as a self-assessment to gauge the effectiveness of their state’s implementation of and support for academic standards grounded in research.

It identifies the actions needed to sustain an effective college and career readiness (CCR) standards implementation initiative at the state level. The State Leadership Checklist includes eight core components of effective implementation.

A second checklist is the Program Leadership Checklist. It is designed for use by both state and local program leaders to help guide the implementation of high-quality standards at the local and regional levels. It includes six Sustainability Steps that programs need to take. The second checklist is a tool some states may wish to integrate into their monitoring of local providers.

Both checklists also can be used in conjunction with the Handbook for Sustaining Standards-Based Education in Adult Education: https://lincs.ed.gov/publications/pdf/SustainingStandards-BasedEd.pdf

The handbook has additional guidance regarding several sustainability elements. Considered together, the checklists and the handbook can assist state and local programs in developing a long-range, step-by-step standards implementation plan.

This site includes links to information created by other public and private organizations. These links are provided for the user’s convenience. The U.S. Department of Education does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this non-ED information. The inclusion of these links is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse views expressed, or products or services offered, on these non-ED sites.

Please note that privacy policies on non-ED sites may differ from ED’s privacy policy. When you visit lincs.ed.gov, no personal information is collected unless you choose to provide that information to us. We do not give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information to a third party. We recommend that you read the privacy policy of non-ED websites that you visit. We invite you to read our privacy policy.