ERIC Number: ED406520
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
ETC Review of the Draft Illinois Academic Standards. Final Report.
A review of the draft Illinois Academic Standards was conducted to identify changes to incorporate career-related and employability aspects of the academic content. Activities included collection and review of materials on state standards or equivalent state initiatives as well as national and other initiatives. Promotion of the project's primary goal was accomplished through the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) electronic mail system and presentations by ISBE and project staff. Content review committees with a total of 41 members reviewed draft standards booklets and made recommendations. Recommendations and comments took two forms: one targeted to format and wording of the standards booklets and another regarding implementation of the standards. General recommendations included elimination of the term "academic" throughout the standards; infusion of career-related elements and contextual learning focus into the standards; more concrete definitions of grade levels; and better definition of the Applications of Learning (AOL). More specific recommendations were language adjustments to the AOL and definition of the use of the standards with special populations. Implementation issues concerned all committees who saw needs for teacher preparation, staff development, and staff specialists in careers and integrated interdisciplinary curriculum. (The 10-page report is followed by these appendixes: timeline; electronic announcements; informational brochure; committee membership list; recommendations and comments by committee; evaluation forms; education to careers groups recommendations; National Career Development Guidelines; and marked-up drafts of the standards.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Springfield. Illinois State Curriculum Center.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois