Our Mission

Since 1992, StandardsWork, a nonprofit education consultancy has been working hand-in-hand with school districts, state agencies and civic groups around the country to improve student achievement. We are a mission-driven organization that helps communities, organizations and the schools and education programs, they support transform a vision of academic success into a better standard of education for all students. StandardsWork is known for designing breakthrough solutions, advancing best practices, and facilitating change with stakeholders inside and outside schools.

Our Vision
To create communities across the country in which educators, parents, business and civic leaders collaborate to achieve systemic lasting change, higher education standards and improved results for kids and adults.

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StandardsWork Awarded ED Contract: Implementing College and Career Readiness Standards in Adult Education

Sept 28, 2013: StandardsWork, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a new three-year contract by the U.S. Department of Education/Office of Vocational and Adult Education to continue OVAE's work implementing College and Career Readiness in adult education.

"We are proud to assist OVAE in the next stage of its efforts to strengthen the capacity of adult educators to implement College and Career Readiness (CCR) standards, and equally pleased that StandardsWork Co-founder, Susan Pimentel, will be the Principal Investigator on the project", said Leslye Arsht, Chairman and Co-founder of StandardsWork.

Susan Pimentel, working as lead consultant, content developer, coach, and trainer for many of OVAE's adult education initiatives during the last decade, said: "I am eager to extend the excellent work of OVAE's Standards-in-Action Innovations for Standards-Based Education (SIA) into new and exciting CCR realms. The project will focus on educator-friendly tools for teachers and practical assistance for administrators in scaling up implementation across entire programs. We are excited to be inviting states and adult education program leaders across the country to work with us."

Since 1992, StandardsWork, a nonprofit education consultancy has been working hand-in-hand with school districts, state agencies and civic groups around the country to improve student achievement. We are a mission-driven organization that helps communities, organizations and the schools and education programs they support-- transform a vision of academic success into a better standard of education for all students. StandardsWork is known for designing breakthrough solutions, advancing best practices, and facilitating change with stakeholders inside and outside schools.

In addition to Co-founding StandardsWork, Susan Pimentel is the lead writer for the English Language Arts and Literacy Standards for the Common Core State Standards Initiative, Co-founder of Student Achievement Partners and Vice-Chair of the National Assessment Governing Board.

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  • November 7, 2013: Gains and Gaps in NAEP results: The District of Columbia was one of only three jurisdictions to produce NAEP gains in both subjects at both grade levels in the newly released NAEP report. StandardsWork led the DC standards development work (2004-07); those standards were graded by the Fordham Foundation in 2010. DC received an "A" for both the English Language Arts and Math standards. (See the full report here)
    U.S. Math, Reading Achievement Edges Up, But Gaps Remain

  • AUGUST 1, 2013: During its last meeting, The National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) unanimously voted to elect Susan Pimentel to serve as the Board's Vice Chair for the term of October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014. While the Governing Board's Chair is appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Education, the Vice Chair is elected annually by the Governing Board from among its current members. This is Pimentel's second term in the Vice Chair role. In addition to being StandardsWork's Co-founder, she is Lead Writer for the English Language Arts & Literacy Standards, for the Common Core State Standards Initiative; and Co-founder, Student Achievement Partners.

  • JULY 3, 2013: The American Board, a teacher certification nonprofit, was recently accepted as a post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefit for veterans, their spouses, and beneficiaries to make a difference in local classrooms as educators. - See more here.
    StandardsWork led the development of ABCTE teacher standards a decade ago.

 
 

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