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ERIC Number: ED500445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 37
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Taking Stock: An Analysis of Delaware's High School Standards and Course Requirements
Achieve, Inc.
Delaware's secretary of education and the president of the State Board of Education asked Achieve to provide an analysis of the quality of Delaware's high school content standards and its course-taking requirements. In assisting Delaware in its commitment to raising the quality of its expectations for high school graduates, Achieve examined the degree of alignment between the Delaware "Mathematics and English Language Arts Content Standards"--at the secondary level--and the "American Diploma Project (ADP) Benchmarks for College and Workplace Readiness" in mathematics and English. Achieve identified gaps that exist between the two documents in the respective content areas. Achieve also analyzed Delaware's current course-taking requirements with the set of courses students are expected to have taken to be admitted to the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, or a degree program at Delaware Technical and Community College. In addition to this comparative analysis of the Delaware "Mathematics and English Language Arts Content Standards" with respect to the ADP benchmarks, Achieve expanded its study to include a comparison in each subject area--again, at the secondary level--of the Delaware standards with two other sets of standards that Achieve has identified as benchmarks worthy of emulation: in mathematics, with those of Indiana and Massachusetts; in English, with those of California and Massachusetts. (Contains 1 table.)
Achieve, Inc. 1775 Eye Street NW Suite 410, Washington, DC 20006. Tel: 202-419-1540; Fax: 202-828-0911; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Achieve, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California; Delaware; Indiana; Massachusetts