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ERIC Number: ED423608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Taking Standards beyond the Classroom Door: A Process for Implementation.
Ingram, Debra; Colby, Jeanette
To explicate the factors behind standards implementation, the results of a project to develop and pilot test a process that bridges the gap between setting standards and improving student achievement is presented. The text focuses on the Implementing Academic Standards (IAS) program, which was designed to develop and pilot-test a process for implementing Minnesota's high standards for student learning. The paper opens with an overview of theory and research on standards-based reforms, focusing on types of standards, definitions of standards-based reform, and reform implementation. To illustrate how the process works, background information on Minnesota's standards movement is provided. The bulk of the text is devoted to the implementation and the effects of IAS. Details on research questions, data-collection methods, and findings are presented. A summary of the results of the study and implications for further efforts to implement standards-based reform are given. Areas where further research is needed to increase understanding of the change theory behind standards-based reform are likewise identified. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota