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Examples of how to begin using the Toolkit:

School and District Level
If you or your colleagues know very little about the international benchmarking movement and why it is important, you might want to start in Section IV – Assessment, International Practice Assessments. You will be able to see how competitive your students or your school’s students are with students around the world.

School and District Level
If your school or district already has explored or implemented Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), you might want to start in Section II – Quality Instruction, Professional or Teacher Learning Communities.

School and District Level
If your school and district already are aware of the positive impact high rigor coursework has on students’ preparedness for college and the workforce, you might want to start in Section II – Quality Instruction, High Rigor Coursework Benchmarked to International Standards.

State Level
If your state already has laid the groundwork for a statewide STEM initiative, you might want to start in Section III – Professional Development, Professional Development Content.

After assessing where you currently stand with regard to international benchmarking, begin using the toolkit where it makes sense for you.

The goal is for American students to be prepared for postsecondary education, training and to be competitive in the global workforce of the 21st century.


Download the full toolkit:
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