CCSS Systems Implementation Guide
Guiding Strategy 7
Design and establish systems of effective communication among stakeholders to continuously identify areas of need and disseminate information.
Suggestions for Local Educational Agencies
- Share with stakeholders State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson's video Transition to Assessments Based on Common Core State Standards in California .
- Utilize the materials in the Communications Toolkit for California (DOC; 2MB) to learn more about effective messaging and to inform and engage diverse members of your local community regarding the CCSS.
- Encourage stakeholders to visit the California Department of Education (CDE) What are the Common Core Standards? Web page to learn more regarding the CCSS.
- Familiarize yourself with resources designed to support stakeholders to learn and promote accurate information about the CCSS:
- The CDE has developed both Common Core State Standards Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium FAQs.
- The Common Core State Standards Initiative has developed both FAQs and Myths vs. Facts Web pages.
- “Smarter Balanced Assessments: Fact vs. Fiction” is available on the CDE Smarter Balanced Resources Web page.
- The Council of Great City Schools has developed a three-minute video explaining the CCSS and a 30-second Public Service Announcement to increase public awareness of and engagement with the CCSS. Both videos are also available in Spanish.
- The Foundation for Excellence in Education has collected resources to communicate future changes, address questions and concerns, and inform parents, educators, communities, and lawmakers about this important shift on its Common Core State Standards Web page .
- Conservatives for Higher Standards address commonly raised concerns about the movement to raise academic standards on its Myth vs. Fact Web page .