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Rangel, Elizabeth S. – American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2007
Calls for more school instructional time are coming from multiple quarters. Academic standards and frequent assessments have changed the nature, but not the length, of the instructional day. Schools find themselves "robbing Peter to pay Paul," taking time from the arts, recess, and physical education to give to reading and math, subjects that…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Core Curriculum, Academic Achievement, Academic Standards
Resnick, Lauren B., Ed.; Zurawsky, Chris, Ed. – American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2003
The "No Child Left Behind" Act requires that states align K-12 assessments with their academic standards for what students should know and be able to do. Alignment is at the core of standards-based education. The theory is that student achievement will improve if all parts of the system pull in the same direction. Under such a system,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Standards