ERIC Number: ED410230
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Eight Questions about Implementing Standards-Based Education. ERIC/AE Digest Series.
Marzano, Robert J.
This digest presents eight questions that pertain to how standards-based education affects classroom instruction and assessment at the local level. Various options and recommendations are provided to help education officials determine the practical concerns of standards-based education. The following questions are explored: (1) where will the education community get the standards; (2) who will set them; (3) that types of standards should be included; (4) in what format will these standards be written; (5) at what levels will benchmarks for the standards be written; (6) how should the benchmarks and standards be assessed; (7) how will student progress be reported; and (8) for what things will students be held accountable? The establishment of educational standards can have a great impact on local school systems if questions like these are addressed. (Contains three references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Benchmarking, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, School Districts, Standard Setting, Standards, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Test Use
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation, Washington, DC.