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Teachers, Help Shape Your Profession: Give Feedback on the Teaching Standards

Submit Your Feedback by October 15, 2010

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) invites you to review and provide input into the draft core teaching standards. These standards will help define learning, teaching, and leading in the months and years to come. Commenting now will give you the chance to lend your voice to the shaping of your profession.

What Are the Core Teaching Standards?

The core teaching standards comprise a set of principles of effective teaching - revised from the 1992 model standards - and demonstrate a new vision for teaching.

The 2010 model core teaching standards outline what teachers should know and be able to do to help all students reach the goal of being college and career ready in today's world.

These standards, unlike the previous ones, are not just for new teachers but for teachers across the career continuum.

Who Developed the Draft of the Standards?

The draft of The Model Core Teaching Standards: A Resource for State Dialogue was developed by a committee of the Interstate Teacher and Assessment Support Consortium (InTASC) convened by CCSSO and included practicing teachers, teacher union representatives, teacher educators, and state education agency staff.  

“This document begins a national conversation that we hope will be robust and productive,” says Gene Wilhoit, CCSSSO Executive Director. “I hope that members the professional education community will take the time to critically review these draft standards and provide input so they truly reflect what teachers should know and so policymakers will know what needs to change in order for teachers to be supported in their quest to reach the new vision laid out in the standards.”

How Do You Give Feedback on the Standards?

First, read the draft of the standards - see Model Core Teaching Standards (PDF, 26pp). Then submit your comments on the CCSSO web site (click on the Public comment survey link).

The public comment period will run until October 15, 2010. Your feedback will be used to refine and finalize the standards over the summer, with the goal of releasing the final document in the fall.


The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues.