ERIC Number: ED424609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Illinois Academic Standards--For Public Review and Comment. Volume Two, State Goals 11-18. Science, Social Science. Preliminary Draft.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
As part of the school reform legislation of 1985, the Illinois State Board of Education established State Goals for Learning in six fundamental learning areas: language arts, mathematics, science, social science, fine arts, and physical development and health. The next step is to develop standards that will more clearly define the knowledge and skills that students should have as a result of their education. The Illinois Academic Standards Project was launched to update the State Goals for Learning and clarify the knowledge and skills necessary to meet each goal. This volume, the second in a series of four, presents the discussion drafts that are a product of work by 200 Illinois teachers, administrators, parents, higher education faculty, and business representatives. The volume proposes guidelines for science and social science, and the benchmarks to measure progress toward each state goal for these areas; and contains the summary charts for each of the six fundamental learning areas: English language arts, mathematics, science, social science, fine arts, physical development and health, and foreign languages. Appendices contain a chart that compares 1985 State Goals for Learning with the 1996 draft goals, a list of participants, and two feedback instruments. (Contains 93 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois