ERIC Number: ED450398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Language Arts Rationale: A Vision for Arizona's Students.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
The ultimate purpose of the language arts standards presented in this document is to ensure that all students be offered the opportunities, the encouragement, and the vision to develop the language skills they need to pursue lifelong goals, including finding personal enrichment and participating as informed members of society. The language arts standards in this document are organized into four areas: (1) reading; (2) writing; (3) listening and speaking; and (4) viewing and presenting. Each area provides skill level standards by grade levels, including: Readiness (Kindergarten); Foundations (Grades 1-2); Essentials (Grades 4-8); Proficiency (Grades 9-12); and Distinction (Honors). The document also notes that: interdependent language arts skills and processes should be taught in a variety of learning situations; multiple assessment methods should be used to evaluate a student's knowledge base and application of language arts skills; and assessment tasks should reflect those experiences encountered in the home, community, and workplace. Contains a table and a 51-item glossary. (EF)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Identifiers: Arizona; Skill Profile; Standard Setting