Oregon Department of Education

Common Core State Standards - Administrator Resources

The Common Core respresents a change in the way teachers teach and how students show what they have learned. The success of such change requires the thoughtful attention of school leaders. This page provides resources for administrators as they guide their schools through this change.

Resource Documents


  • Achieve the Core: Leadership Tools  External Link  
    Leading the work of Common Core State Standards implementation at the school or district level requires a focus on a few, high impact actions that will support teachers in the daily work of preparing all students for college and careers.
  • CCSS Evidence Guides: Aligned Practice Made Clear  External Link  
    These tools provide specific guidance for what the CCSS for ELA / literacy and math looks like in planning and practice. They are designed as developmental tools for teachers and those who support teachers.
  • Professional Development Needs Assessments    
    Use these grade level surveys to allow teachers to rate their need for training for each CCSS standard.
  • Professional Learning Community (PLC) Guidance (Massachusetts Department of Education) MS-Word  External Link 06/04/2012 (439 KB)
    The Professional Learning Community Guidance Document: Instructional Team Guidelines and Responsibilities for Establishing and Maintaining Professional Learning Communities from the Massachusetts DOE is intended as a reference tool to frame the work of developing and strengthening instructional teams at the school level.
  • The Professional Learning Community Continuum (Olathe SD) PDF  External Link 05/07/2012 (124.69 KB)
    This rubric from the Olathe Unified SD in Olathe, KS is based on the work of DuFour and provides schools with a tool to evaluate teacher teams.
  • Scope and Sequence Documents  External Link  
    Teachers across Louisiana have collaborated to create year-long scope and sequences for ELA and math. These tools should be adapted to meet the needs of teachers and the specific students they teach. NOTE: When the login/password prompt comes up, click CANCEL and the document you selected will open.