ERIC Number: ED430273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Standards for Excellence in Education: A Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Principals for Evaluating and Implementing Standards for Education.
Council for Basic Education, Washington, DC.
This book intends to make the contents of the standards in the eight liberal-arts subjects more accessible to teachers, parents, and the general public. Content standards identify what students are expected to know and be able to do and can provide a way to identify the knowledge and skills that society wants young people to possess. The volume is divided by subject matter: arts, civics, English-language arts, foreign language, geography, history, mathematics, and science. Each chapter presents an overview of what students who complete a K-12 education are expected to know. Each set of standards is introduced by a brief rationale for that subject, along with an explanation of specific features of that section's material and the way it was derived. Within each subject, content standards are grouped according to topic area. Following each of the numbered content standards are statements called "standard benchmarks," which identify specific expectations for learning within the more general expectation of the particular content standard. The benchmarks are also associated with certain grade levels, at the end of which students should be expected to have met that benchmark. The standard benchmarks are also annotated to indicate related benchmarks in other disciplines. (RJM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Degree Requirements, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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: In: Standards for Excellence. [Multimedia Kit]., see EA 029 788.