ERIC Number: ED383693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Professional Standards Development: Teacher Involvement. ERIC Digest.
This digest provides a brief overview of the work of several influential standards-setting bodies established during the last decade and summarizes the primary ways in which classroom teachers participate in deriving, testing, implementing, and evaluating standards. The federal government is helping to shape the movement to develop rigorous content, performance, and delivery standards through legislation, such as the Goals 2000: Educate America Act, and through financial support of standards development projects. Other influential organizations involved in standards development include professional associations, such as the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium, and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. In order to acquire a broad base of support for their efforts, most of the major standards development projects in recent years have attempted to involve significant stakeholders in U.S. education, including teachers, in the process. Teacher involvement in professional standards development includes: (1) authoring standards; (2) serving as field test subjects; (3) translating content standards into classroom lessons; (4) initiating standards-setting projects; and (5) monitoring and assessing standards-setting efforts. (Contains 23 references.) (IAH)
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 Teaching and Teacher Education, Washington, DC.