On Monday the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Policy Board for Educational Administration released draft standards for education leaders, and they’re seeking the input of leaders in the field.
These standards are a “refresh” of the 2008 ISLLC standards and, like the previous standards, are voluntary. States, school districts, preparation programs and others adapt them for their own uses.The revised set of standards has increased to 11 from six. They include all of the broad categories contained in the 2008 version—vision, mission and goals; teaching and learning; managing organizational systems and safety; collaborating with families and stakeholders; ethics and integrity; and the educational system. The new version responds to the increasing volume of research and emphasis that have been placed on the social aspects of education, with the addition of categories like community of care for students, communities of engagement for families, and equity and cultural responsiveness. There is also a renewed focus on ethical leadership.
For the first time, the public will be able to comment on the standards before they are adopted. The comment period, which runs until Oct. 10, will inform the final standards, to be released later this fall.
The standards are anticipated to be released early next year. Here is a copy of the refreshed standards: Draft 2014 ISLLC Standards 09102014.pdf. Please see the survey to comment on the standards here.