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Learning Standards

The Standard

Aligning a Standards-Based System

The Every Student Succeeds Act gives state boards of education an opportunity to reevaluate, improve, and align education policies to student learning standards to drive a comprehensive system of improvement for all schools.

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Policy Update

NASBE Standards-Based Leadership Framework: A Policy Update Series

This series of NASBE policy updates highlights the importance of consistency across policies to ensure effective, efficient learning systems and successful ESSA implementation.

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The Standard

Aligning a Standards-Based System

The Every Student Succeeds Act gives state boards of education an opportunity to reevaluate, improve, and align education policies to student learning standards to drive a comprehensive system of improvement for all schools.

read more
Policy Update

NASBE Standards-Based Leadership Framework: A Policy Update Series

This series of NASBE policy updates highlights the importance of consistency across policies to ensure effective, efficient learning systems and successful ESSA implementation.

read more
Education Leaders Reports

Deeper Learning: Policies for a 21st Century Education

Provides foundational principles that underlie deeper learning, explores issues, provides state examples, and includes worksheets that boards can use to facilitate discussions and come to solutions that make sense given the unique needs of each state.

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Policy Update

Leading a Standards-Based System: Aligning Policy to Standards

In a standards-based system, learning standards cannot be adopted or implemented in isolation. They must be the hub of all other education system components, permeating all other system functions and serving as the lens through which state board members view all policy design and development.

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