ERIC Number: ED406720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Setting Educational Standards: Experiences in Four States.
Within the educational reform debate, there is general agreement that the development of high academic standards is an important first step toward improving academic outcomes. This report highlights the standards initiatives being implemented in Colorado, Delaware, Minnesota, and South Carolina. All four states have made substantial progress in and embraced different approaches to developing high-level content standards. The states provide examples of lessons learned, obstacles encountered, strategies formulated, and insights gained during the development and implementation of rigorous academic standards. Although each state adopted processes unique to its educational and political contexts, the elements of leadership, public engagement, and phased development were the key to each state's activities. Eleven figures are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Program Implementation, State Legislation, State Programs, State School District Relationship, State Standards
National Governors' Association, 444 North Capitol Street, Washington, DC 20001-1512.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC. Center for Policy Research.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Delaware; Minnesota; South Carolina