ERIC Number: ED403305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Alaska Standards: Content Standards for Alaska Students.
Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.
The cornerstone of Alaska's effort to bring higher standards and accountability to the public school system was the development of content standards in 10 core areas. These standards represent what Alaskans want students to know and be able to do as a result of their public schooling. This booklet presents the following content standards and their associated key elements: (1) five standards for English and language arts; (2) five standards for mathematics; (3) four standards for science; (4) six standards for geography; (5) seven standards for government and citizenship; (6) four standards for history; (7) four standards for skills for a healthy life; (8) four standards for art activities and appreciation; (9) three standards for world language learning and cultural awareness; and (10) five standards for the use and understanding of technology. Each standard is further defined by statements of what students who meet the content standard should know or be able to do. These standards have been adopted as voluntary guidelines for the state's schools, and they are already defining the way Alaska approaches education issues. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Art Education, Citizenship Education, Course Content, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Geography Instruction, Health Education, History Instruction, Language Arts, Mathematics Education, Public Schools, Science Education, Second Language Learning, Standard Setting, State Programs, State Standards, Technology Education
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska