ERIC Number: ED367665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Standards for All: A Vision for Education in the 21st Century. High Standards for All Students. Goals 2000: Educate America.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
The vision of the Goals 2000 program for educational improvement leads to the fundamental question of what we want students to know. School districts throughout the country are beginning to grapple with this question, and some national efforts have been made to help them. The National Council on Education Standards and Testing has recommended development of voluntary national standards for achievement, and the Department of Education is supporting projects to develop standards in seven areas. Examples are given of standards that have been developed for mathematics (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) and the arts. Final standards for each project may not be completed until 1995 or 1996, but communities need not wait to involve themselves in the standard-setting discussions. Every state, community, school, and home should be addressing what we want students to know and be able to do, and what can be done to help students meet high standards. Contains a list of 28 resources for further information. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Goals 2000; Reform Efforts
Note: A background paper for the Goals 2000: Satellite Town Meeting, September 21, 1993.