ERIC Number: ED356553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Standards for Student Performance. ERIC Digest, Number 81.
Many educators believe that if the United States is serious about reforming the nation's educational system, schools must implement high standards for student achievement that stress performance. While there is some disagreement over what form standards should take, there is consensus that expectations for achievement should cut across subject areas and support active learning and critical thinking. The development of standards should be a communal process involving many voices, with their implementation tailored to local reform efforts. Adopting standards ensures that poor students are given the same educational opportunities as their more affluent counterparts. (Contains 13 references.) (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Competency Based Education, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, National Standards, Performance, School Community Relationship, Social Values, Student Evaluation
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 (free; $2.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.