ERIC Number: ED356240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Information for National Standards for Education: What They Might Look Like. A Workbook.
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. Policy Information Center.
To facilitate the discussion of national education standards, this workbook extracts examples of education standards from eight documents that describe what students should be taught, or what they should know or be able to do in various subjects. These examples illustrate and document some existing standards, and should help policy makers sharpen their thinking about standards as they help people develop common concepts of standards. The examples are: (1) curriculum and evaluation standards for school mathematics, issued by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in 1989; (2) standards in physical and information sciences and engineering defined by a project of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1989; (3) a science framework for California public elementary schools and secondary schools issued by the state in 1990; (4) the Advanced Placement Examination in United States History of the College Board; (5) objectives for the 1972-73 Science Assessment of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP); (6) Toronto Benchmarks, a standards communicating system issued by the Toronto (Canada) Board of Education in 1991; (7) objectives for the 1988 NAEP Geography Assessment; and (8) the national mathematics curriculum of England and Wales established in 1989. Test materials for each example are included. An appendix contains some comments about educational standards by T. H. Fisher of the Florida Department of Education. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Advanced Placement Programs, British National Curriculum, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Mathematics, National Programs, National Standards, Policy Formation, Sciences, Standard Setting, United States History, Workbooks
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. Policy Information Center.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress