ERIC Number: ED450145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Elementary Makes the Grade!
Allin, Marleen; Bassegio, Barbara; George, Cathy; Hand, Ada J.; Macy, Susan; Zettel, Jeffrey
This report provides guidance and information on resources to assist elementary schools, parents, community members, and policymakers in implementing a systemic approach to standards-based education. It makes clear recommendations on how schools can achieve a coordinated system in which standards, assessment, accountability, and curriculum are aligned and focused on ensuring that all students meet grade-level standards. Fifteen recommendations are presented, related to 5 components of a standards-based system. Each of the recommendations is followed by a research-based "Rationale" and an example of best practice describing what the successful implementation of the recommendation might look like. The five components are: (1) rigorous academic content and performance standards; (2) assessment and accountability; (3) curriculum and instruction; (4) professional development; and (5) district-level leadership and support. Although schools and districts may start renewal efforts with particular components, no single component will ensure student achievement. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Elementary Education, Instructional Leadership, Professional Development, Program Implementation, State Programs
California Department of Education, CDE Press, Sales Office, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271 ($10.25). Tel: 800-995-4099 (Toll Free); Fax: 916-323-0823.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Community; Parents; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California