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ERIC Number: EJ880061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar-17
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Proposed Standards Go Public
Gewertz, Catherine
Education Week, v29 n25 p1, 14-15 Mar 2010
The first public draft of grade-by-grade common standards was released last week to a mix of praise and skepticism, illustrating both the mounting consensus that the country needs to set higher expectations for all students and the many problems that complicate their adoption. An earlier standards document, released last fall, outlined a set of "college and career readiness" skills that students should master by graduation. The document released March 10, from the same common-standards initiative, completes the picture by specifying the competencies students must have in each grade if they are to reach those goals. Merged now into one draft, the standards represent a sweeping--and controversial--attempt to describe the skills and knowledge every American student should have in English/language arts and mathematics to thrive in college or careers. Drafted behind closed doors by teams of academics, state education officials, and policymaking groups, and then circulated repeatedly and confidentially to scores of leaders and education advocates for feedback and revision, the standards are now open for public comment through April 2. They are posted at Once public feedback is incorporated into the draft, a final version will be posted in late spring.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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