ERIC Number: ED482909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jun-1
Exemplary Science Benchmarks among the Seven States in the Central Region.
Kendall, John S.; DeFrees, Keri; Richardson, Amy
This study identifies a core set of exemplary standards and benchmarks that are accepted by a significant number of educators in the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) region. Specifically, the study provides a list of the knowledge and skills expected of students in most or all states in the Central Region (comprised of Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming) that are also found in state standards documents that have been rated as exemplary by national organizations. In short, this list of standards and benchmarks embodies content that is highly valued nationally as well as within the Central Region. Such a list may assist educators in the region in sharing educational materials that support the academic content they all value. Current school reform efforts create a significant demand for curriculum materials that help students achieve specific and worthwhile standards. A shared set of standards and benchmarks should provide educators with a useful focus for their efforts to find or share high-quality materials that support exemplary standards and benchmarks. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, National Standards, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, State Standards
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning, Aurora, CO.