ERIC Number: ED381853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Feb-11
Standards-Driven Curriculum Reform and a Computerized Assessment Process.
Manatt, Richard P.; And Others
Standards-driven school reform is the national strategy to raise U.S. schools to a world-class level by the year 2000. Schools and school districts must develop plans, that show how to integrate the sets of national goals, standards, and assessments. This paper describes a school-improvement model (SIM) developed by the Gilbert (Iowa) Community Schools, National Computer Systems (NCS) Corporation, and the College of Education at Iowa State University. The paper first reviews research on cognitive competence and outcomes-based education (OBE). It then applies cognitive theories and constructivist strategies to learning and student assessment. Stages of the SIP program's review- and curriculum-development process are described. The final section describes the management information system that ties student outcomes to educational objectives and leads to curriculum revision. It is important that teachers have access to the management system. The management system benefits the school improvement process in that it communicates clear expectations and progress toward those expectations to teachers, students, and parents. Two figures are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (New Orleans, LA, February 10-13, 1995).