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Weigh in on the ISTE Standards for Administrators!


Tell us what makes a great education leader

Throughout 2017-18 ISTE will be working with the education community in a rigorous process to update the ISTE Standards for Administrators. This process is an opportunity for educators at all levels to help define what it means to be a visionary change agent and education leader. We’ll be seeking answers to questions like: What are the skills we want to see in education leaders? What competencies do leaders need? What is the mindset of a modern administrator?


Throughout the process, we’ll be sharing ways you can add your voice to the standards, including participating in refresh events and surveys.


Join the ISTE Standards Community, an open network dedicated to all things standards-related, to stay up to date on the refresh. And follow @isteconnects on social media.


Refresh timeline


  • June - November 2017 – Open feedback period. What should the new Administrator Standards include?
  • November 2017 - February 2018 – Release drafts of the refreshed Administrator Standards and gather further feedback.
  • June 2018 – Release of the new ISTE Standards for Administrators.

ISTE Standards Resources

Find resources aligned to the ISTE Standards.

The ISTE Essential Conditions are the 14 conditions necessary for system readiness.

The Lead & Transform Diagnostic Tool is a free tool that evaluates your system measured against the Essential Conditions.

Learn more about the ISTE Seal of Alignment program.

Digital Learning Pathways: New online PD grounded in the Student Standards. Available now!