Review of System Capacity to Implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS): Diagnostic Tool for Schools, Districts, and Organizations
The purpose of this diagnostic tool is to help local education agencies (LEAs) and schools assess their current capacity to implement the CCSS. This tool has been adapted from the from the New Mexico Public Education Department’s version of the Achieve/EDI Common Core Implementation Workbook. Teams review their LEA’s/school’s CCSS implementation plan in accordance with this tool, which contains relevant questions and lays out guideposts for what “weak” and “strong” performance looks like. Teams then rate their plan and give evidence for that rating. The results of the assessment can help teams see where planning efforts are weaker and need additional support (p. 2). The document allows users to examine areas related to implementation of the CCSS: Organization, Alignment of Instructional Materials, Professional Development on CCSS & Related Assessments, and Monitoring Performance & Problem Solving.