ERIC Number: ED430272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Standards for Excellence in Education. [Multimedia Kit].
Council for Basic Education, Washington, DC.
This multimedia kit contains information on academic standards and includes supplementary materials. The kit includes a 286-page book that presents condensed, edited, and commonly formatted versions of national standards in the arts, civics, foreign languages, geography, history, and science. Mathematics and English-language arts standards have been drawn from exemplary state documents. The book is accompanied by a CD-ROM, which not only contains the contents of the book, but also allows users to look up hypertext links among the standards and to select material by themes or by grade cluster. The kit likewise includes a series of wall charts listing the exit standards and four booklets with essays for principals, teachers, parents, and the public. Booklet 1, "Standards Principles for Principals," contains three essays written by principals for elementary, middle-school, and high-school principals, describing how principals can lead school-level implementation of standards-based reform. Booklet 2, "The Standards Teacher," describes how teachers can use standards and how standards can guide teaching. Booklet 3, "A Parent's Guide to Understanding Academic Standards," discusses how parents can work with teachers to implement standards. Booklet 4, "The Life and Times of a Pair of Standards," reviews two mathematics standards against the backdrop of standards-driven curriculum reform. (RJM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Guides, Multimedia Materials
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1703 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; Tel: 800-933-2723; Web site: http://www.c-b-e.org/see.htm (complete kit: $180, nonmember; $150, ASCD member; CD-ROM separately: $104, nonmember; $86, ASCD member; set of wall charts: $18, nonmember; $16.50, ASCD member; standards book: $30, nonmember; $25 ASCD member; individual essay booklets: $8, nonmember; $6.50, ASCD member).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Council for Basic Education, Washington, DC.
Note: For separate print items in the kit, see EA 029 789-793. A CD-ROM and three wall charts included in the kit are not available from ERIC.