ERIC Number: ED435472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Vermont's Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities.
Vermont State Dept. of Education, Montpelier.
This report details Vermont's Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities, designed to provide a structure from which standards-based curricula can be developed, organized, implemented, and assessed; to provide the basis for the development of a comprehensive assessment system; and to make explicit what may be included in statewide assessments of student learning. The report is organized into four parts: (1) vital results standards; (2) fields of knowledge standards; (3) learning opportunities and examples of recommended practices; and (4) appendices. Vital results standards are the responsibility of all teachers and include educational objectives in the areas of communication, reasoning and problem solving, personal development, and civic and social responsibility. The fields of knowledge standards are specific to each subject field: (1) arts, language, and literature; (2) history and social sciences; and (3) science, mathematics, and technology. Within each section, standards are delineated for prekindergarten through Grade 4, Grade 5 through Grade 8, and Grade 9 through Grade 12. The report also describes learning opportunities to attain the standards, including examples of recommended practices. Four appendices answer common questions about the framework and its development, discusses issues relating to its use, and lists resources. (Contains approximately 120 references.) (KB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Vermont State Dept. of Education, Montpelier.
Identifiers - Location: Vermont