ERIC Number: ED460110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Oct-31
Standards in Classroom Practice: Research Synthesis.
Apthorp, Helen S.; Dean, Ceri B.; Florian, Judy E.; Lauer, Patricia A.; Reichardt, Robert; Snow-Renner, Ravay
This publication synthesizes recent research about standards-based education. It is intended to inform efforts to improve low-performing schools and create or sustain standards- based, high-performing learning communities. The five chapters are: (1) "Literacy for All Children" (aspects of literacy, reading, writing, and exemplary literacy teachers and their schools); (2) "Mathematics Standards in Classroom Practice" (mathematics standards, the status of mathematics standards across the states, mathematics standards in classrooms, characteristics of an effective standards-based curriculum, characteristics of effective standards-based mathematics instruction, and diversity and standards-based classroom practices); (3) "Teacher Learning for Standards-Based Education" (teacher knowledge and beliefs for ambitious standards-based reform, teacher learning for effective-standards-based education, effective professional development for standards-based education, accountability in support of teacher learning, organizational supports for effective teacher learning, and teacher learning in high-performing, high-needs schools); (4) "Organizational Policies and Practices Supporting Ambitious Learning for All Students" (e.g., the system context, the importance of local organizational capacity, organizational vision, and leadership and distributed leadership); and (5) "Summary of the Status of Research" (effective standards-based classroom practices and professional development and organizational capacity). An annotated bibliography is included. (Chapters contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Adult Learning, Diversity (Student), Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction, Reading Instruction, Student Evaluation, Writing Instruction
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning, Aurora, CO.