The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has released a draft of the Model Core Teaching Standards for public comment. The deadline for public comment is October 15, 2010.
The Model Core Teaching Standards: A Resource for State Dialogue (Draft for Public Comment) was developed by a committee of the Interstate Teacher and Assessment Support Consortium (InTASC) convened by CCSSO and included practicing teachers, teacher educators, and state education agency staff. These standards comprise a set of principles of effective teaching, revised from the 1992 model standards, and demonstrate a new vision for teaching. The 2010 model core teaching standards are intended to help policymakers and educators achieve their education reform goals.