ERIC Number: ED477627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Indiana's Academic Standards: Grade 8 English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies.
Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis.; Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.; Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis.
This guide to Indiana's academic standards in English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and the Social Studies for Grade 8 students begins with a note to students and another note to parents. The guide spells out what students should know and be able to do in each subject, at each grade level. The guide also lists 10 things parents can do to help students succeed and includes information on assessments or measures of student learning. It cites the following seven standards for English/Language Arts: (1) Reading: Word Recognition, Fluency, and Vocabulary Development; (2) Reading: Comprehension (Focus on Informational Materials); (3) Reading: Literary Response and Analysis; (4) Writing: Process; (5) Writing: Applications (Different Types of Writing and Their Characteristics); (6) Writing: English Language Conventions; and (7) Listening and Speaking: Skills, Strategies, and Applications. The guide lists these seven standards for Mathematics: Number Sense, Computation, Algebra and Functions, Geometry, Measurement, Data Analysis and Probability, and Problem Solving. It enumerates the following seven standards for Science: Nature of Science and Technology, Scientific Thinking, Physical Setting, Living Environment, Mathematical World, Historical Perspectives, and Common Themes. The guide lists these five standards for the Social Studies: History; Civics and Government; Geography; Economics; and Individuals, Society, and Culture. Attached are sheets for notes. (NKA)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Grade 8, Language Arts, Mathematics, Middle Schools, Parent Role, Reading Achievement, Sciences, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Writing Achievement
For full text: http://www.indianastandards.org/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis.; Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.; Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana