ERIC Number: ED426149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Standards of Excellence: Toward Becoming a Successful Citizen.
Summers, Pamela F.
The Windsor Central School District Leadership Team in rural upstate New York, as charged by the State Education Commissioner, addressed issues of improving student outcomes by defining exit goals and outcomes for high school students to accomplish by the time they graduate. In addition to developing these goals and outcomes, the team also decided that assessment procedures needed to be as "real world" as the standards students were expected to achieve. This document contains a description of the development of the goals and outcomes and the "Standards of Excellence" package. The standards package consists of three main parts. The first part contains a list of exit goals and outcomes for seven areas: communication, quality of life, socialization, basic skills, intellectual skills, leadership skills, and occupational skills. While these are exit goals for the 12th grader, it is understood that their development begins much earlier. Evaluation of these goals and outcomes will take place in grades 2, 5, 8, and 10. This section also contains examples of tasks that are designed to assess the different goals and outcomes, including examples of tasks for the benchmarks of the earlier grades. Part 2 contains a scoring guide to determine levels of achievement on the tasks, and Part 3 is an introduction to record keeping. A sheet that provides a format for recording the progress of students is included. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Windsor Central School District, NY.
Note: Prepared by the District Leadership Team.