ERIC Number: ED486687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug-19
The Influence of Standards on K-12 Teaching and Student Learning: A Research Synthesis
Lauer, Patricia A.; Snow, David; Martin-Glenn, Mya; Van Buhler, Rebecca J.; Stoutemyer, Kirsten; Snow-Renner, Ravay
Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)
This report is the fourth research synthesis that Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), the Regional Educational Laboratory for the Central Region states, has conducted in its laboratory leadership area of standards-based educational practice. The goals for the current research synthesis are: (1) To identify a comprehensive collection of studies on standards-based education, gathered through a structured search process and screened for relevance and research quality; (2) To describe and analyze these studies through a systematic review that examines teacher and student outcomes in relation to the variables of standards-based curriculum, standards-based instructional guidelines, and standards-based assessment; and (3) To describe the implications of study findings for researchers, education administrators, and policymakers. This synthesis is organized into six chapters. Chapter 1 describes the research problem and conceptual framework, provides background information on standards-based education, and discusses prior research. Chapter 2 describes the methods used to search the literature, code the studies, and synthesize results. Chapters 3, 4, and 5 review research on the influences of standards-based curriculum, standards-based instructional guidelines, and standards-based assessment, respectively. Chapter 6 summarizes the findings across the studies of the three variables and provides general conclusions. Appendices include additional details on the literature searches, the instrument used to code the studies, and tables of the reviewed studies. The tables describe in detail the characteristics, methods, and findings of the studies and serve as an annotated bibliography. The following are appended: (1) Website and Table of Content Searches; (2) Coding Instrument; (3) Reviewed Studies of Standards-based Curriculum; (4) Reviewed Studies of Standards-based Instructional Guidelines; and (5) Reviewed Studies of Standards-based Assessment.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Guidelines, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Standards, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning, Aurora, CO.