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ERIC Number: ED418066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 23
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The Implications of Standards-Based Reform: The Local Level.
Knudson, Ruth E.; Wiley, Mark
The National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association recently released language arts standards. California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has been engaged in collaborative projects with local school districts in two counties (Los Angeles and Orange). This paper highlights CSULB's efforts with language arts standards. If national standards are to be assessed effectively, there must be significant local control in how the standards are interpreted and implemented as well as local purveyance in designing assessment procedures. Part of the work with the school districts has been to better prepare students in language arts/literacy. University faculty and school teachers collaborate to provide enhanced experiences for preservice teachers. University students in composition participate in composition tutorials, field experiences, and methods classes. They are also involved in developing standards and portfolios through collaborative activities. The teacher education program trains teachers to align curriculum, instruction, and assessment; to be aware of issues involved in this alignment; and to identify alternative paths of assessment. To work with standards-based teacher education, there must be public school interest in the efforts. School and university faculty must be knowledgeable about standards and willing to collaborate. There must be a mutually agreed upon student teaching component and other field experiences so student teachers benefit from their training. (Contains 15 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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