Reform Integration Framework and Resource Guide
This resource provides state and local education agencies with guidance in ways to help educators integrate college- and career-readiness standards, aligned assessments, and educator evaluation and support systems. The Reform Integration Framework helps state and local education leaders a process and organizational structure to identify priorities for integrating reforms. This resource guide is organized into four areas, each pointing to key actions at the state and local level that can support integration of the reforms in schools and classrooms: (1) selecting and using CCRS-aligned instructional materials and assessments; (2) connecting observations and support systems with CCRS to enable better instruction; (3) aligning people, technology, time, and money with implementation of CCRS, aligned assessments, and educator evaluation and support systems; and (4) involving teachers, leaders, and external partners to improve the agency’s integration efforts. This guide can help state and local education leaders to “better clarify the points of intersection among the reforms in your State or district, to locate aligned resources and to learn more on how others are doing promising work to integrate reforms” (p. 3).