ERIC Number: ED343703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Colorado Sample Outcomes and Proficiencies for Elementary, Middle and High School Education.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Office of Educational Services.
This document contains materials describing outcomes and proficiencies for grades 4, 8, and 12. The materials are to be used by Colorado school districts in developing a standards- and outcomes-based approach to curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The outcomes and proficiencies considered bridge traditional departmentalized curriculum and the emerging interdisciplinary curriculum. Outcomes and proficiencies are based on assumptions about the value of: (1) an emphasis on both content and process; (2) an appreciation of diversity in a democratic society; (3) students' unique backgrounds; and (4) student learning about people of many racial, ethnic, and cultural groups. Materials address the educational content areas of dance; education technology; English and language arts; health education; mathematics; music; physical education; science; second language instruction; social studies; theater; visual art; and vocational education. Materials for each content area relate learner outcomes, content standards, and assessment of student learning to the categories of: (1) aesthetic development; (2) career development; (3) communication; (4) human relations and responsibility; (5) multicultural understanding; (6) physical and emotional health; (7) reasoning and problem solving; and (8) scientific and technological development. Evaluation standards and levels of proficiency for the categories remain to be developed. (BC)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Curriculum Development, Dance Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science Education, Second Language Learning, Social Studies, Student Evaluation, Theater Arts, Visual Arts, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Office of Educational Services.