ERIC Number: ED396961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Mathematics and Science State Curriculum Frameworks Projects: First Interim Report, 1996.
Humphrey, Daniel C.; And Others
The first interim report on the Eisenhower State Curriculum Frameworks Projects examines the progress grantee states have made in completing mathematics and science curriculum frameworks and developing new approaches to teacher education, certification, recertification, and professional development. In addition, the report describes many of the issues confronting states as the projects move toward completion. The projects have made good progress on the development of curriculum frameworks, completing 22 of the 28 frameworks proposed across 16 states. The projects have established similar vision statements that call for all students to meet high standards in mathematics and science and are developing curriculum frameworks designed to serve as a bridge between national standards and local educators. Having devoted most of their time and resources to the development of curriculum frameworks, the vast majority of projects have not made much progress on the development of model guidelines for teacher education and certification, criteria for teacher rectification, and model professional development programs. Even among those projects that have made progress on the other products, they do not share a clear consensus of definition, purpose, and audience. A preliminary report finding is that aligning education policies, especially assessment systems, with curriculum frameworks is likely to be a slow process. (Author/MKR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Under Secretary.
Authoring Institution: SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.; Policy Studies Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.