ERIC Number: EJ863358
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Reference Count: 3
Do We Need National Standards or What?
Bracey, Gerald W.
Principal Leadership, v10 n3 p60-63 Nov 2009
The National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), working with several other groups, launched a project to develop a "common core" of standards that, if adopted by the states, would give a set of national standards in reading and mathematics with other subjects to come later. The author says that national standards are not a new idea, but any attempt to create and implement them will require an enormous amount of effort. This article takes a closer look at the issues surrounding the development and adoption of common education standards in the United States. (Contains 1 figure.)
Descriptors: National Standards, Academic Achievement, Evaluation, Grade 4, Tests, Grade 8, Grade 12, Partnerships in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 12; Grade 4; Grade 8
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi; United States; Wyoming