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ERIC Number: EJ860982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2166-160X
How One State Established School Library/Technology Standards
Bartow, Colet
School Library Monthly, v26 n3 p19-21 Nov 2009
Educational standards continue to be hot topics of discussion for this year and, no doubt, beyond. The Council of Chief State School Officials (CCSSO) and the National Governors' Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) has initiated a study based on "Common Core" English/Language Arts and Mathematics Standards. The release of this study's findings is eagerly anticipated, and proponents of 21st century skills--Partnership for 21st Century Skills, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), et al.--are speaking up about the necessity to infuse information, communication, and technology (ICT) skills into all content area standards. ICT skills, clearly and seamlessly represented in the "Common Core" standards, will ensure that students are prepared for college and the workforce. The main purpose of the "common core" is to establish a shared understanding of the essential knowledge and skills that all students must meet with success. Clear and rigorous standards that are understood and comparable across state and international boundaries help to set an unambiguous course toward increased achievement for all students. This article describes how the state of Montana established school library/technology standards.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Montana