ERIC Number: ED443188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Part of the Blueprint for Standards-Based Reform Is Missing: Where Is the Foundation? Special Report on Standards, Assessment, Accountability, and Interventions. Report #2, Fall 1999.
Duttweiler, Patricia Cloud; Robinson, Nichole S.
States are implementing standards-based reforms because of past failures to produce educational environments that ensure high academic achievement. The development of state standards, the availability of related curriculum documents, assessing student achievement, and institutional accountability measures have been some of the most effective strategies affecting districts' efforts to build school capacity. This report argues, however, that the blueprint for the standards-based reform movement lacks a foundation. Unless states use their newly established, more rigorous standards to build that foundation, the probability for success of the current standards-based reforms is no better than that of previous reform movements. States must develop preservice teacher education and professional development programs that provide teachers with the skills and knowledge required to teach to the higher standard. (Contains 32 references.) (DFR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.