ERIC Number: ED396399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
In 1995 the Virginia Board of Education adopted new Standards of Learning in four core subject areas: mathematics, science, English, and history and social science. The new standards set targets and expectations for what teachers need to teach and students need to learn. The requirement is designed to provide greater accountability on the part of public schools and give local school boards the autonomy and flexibility to offer programs that best meet the educational needs of students. This document contains the new standards, which are the result of collaboration among teachers, parents, principals, school board members, community leaders, and national experts. Standards are described in detail for mathematics, science, English, history, and the social sciences at each grade level from kindergarten through grade 12. (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Evaluation Criteria, History Instruction, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Public Schools, Science Education, Science Instruction, Social Sciences, State Standards, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.