ERIC Number: ED405652
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Conley, David T.
OSSC Bulletin, v40 n3 Apr 1997
Standards-based systems generally require students to meet the performance level specified in order to proceed or be certified. This issue of the Oregon School Study Council (OSSC) Bulletin surveys the types of standards currently being proposed. After an introductory chapter, chapter 2 describes eight components of standards, illustrated with a mathematics skill standard drawn from Oregon's Proficiency-based Admission Standards System (PASS). The chapter also discusses opportunity-to-learn standards and gives two examples of performance-standard systems. Chapter 3 describes initiatives and work on standards at the international, national, state, and local levels. The fourth chapter examines the future of standards. To date, business has been the primary advocate of educational standards. This is because: (1) the language of standards is familiar to business; (2) business sees itself as a consumer of the products of the education system; (3) many industries need smarter consumers and workers. Finally, higher education institutions may end up supporting standards as a consistent quality-control tool that prepares students for college work. (Contains 16 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Competency Based Education, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, International Education, Performance Based Assessment, Standards, State Standards, Student Evaluation
Oregon School Study Council, 1787 Agate Street, College of Education 5207 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5207 ($7, nonmembers; $4.50, members; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.