ERIC Number: ED400598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
How To Use Standards in the Classroom.
Harris, Douglas E.; Carr, Judy F.
The proliferation of standards developed at the national and state levels makes preparing a meaningful classroom curriculum a daunting task. This book was designed for teachers who seek a model and processes for designing standards-based units of study to use in their own classrooms. Chapter 1 discusses the purpose of standards and defines content standards and student-performance standards. Chapter 2 offers guidelines for merging standards, local curriculum, and classroom practice. The third chapter describes the process for designing standards-based units of study. Sources of evidence to document student progress are discussed in chapter 4. The fifth chapter offers tips for selecting assessment criteria, scoring guides, and exemplars. Suggestions for communicating with students, parents, community members, colleagues, and administrators are set forth in chapter 6. The final chapter outlines steps and questions by which to guide the local process of setting and implementing standards. Appendices contain a sample case-study simulation, a curriculum-assessment form, characteristics of standards-based curriculum and assessment, a planning worksheet, and a student questionnaire. Twelve figures are included. (Contains 31 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Classroom Techniques, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Portfolio Assessment, Student Evaluation, Teacher Role
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 N. Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1453 (Stock No. 196197; $10.95, nonmembers; $8.95, members).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.