ERIC Number: ED455579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing Academic Standards: Papers Commissioned by the National Education Goals Panel.
National Education Goals Panel, Washington, DC.
The papers in this volume describe how states have incorporated academic standards into their education goals. As part of the National Education Goals Panel, this collection of essays describes how nine states have recently implemented these standards, discusses how textbooks and teaching could help students reach the standards, and provides information on the resources and advice available from the professional organizations that developed national standards in mathematics and science. The text is divided into four parts. The first section, "Current State Policy and Standards," focuses on efforts to improve mathematics and science education in light of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study. It looks at standards-based reform in nine states and asks how these standards have persisted or changed. The second session addresses special issues relating to teachers and textbooks, with topics on teaching for high standards and overcoming structural barriers to good textbooks. The third section details special issues relating to math and science and describes the role of national policy standards in state policy, as well as benchmark and standards as tools for science education reform. The last section presents the National Education Goals Panel Statement on voluntary national education content standards. (Contains 12 references.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Implementation, Science Education, Standardized Tests
National Education Goals Panel, 1255 22nd Street, N.W., Suite 502, Washington, DC 20037. Tel: 202-724-0015.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Goals Panel, Washington, DC.