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Standards-based Curriculum And Instruction
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Foundations of Standards-Based Curriculum and Instruction
- Evaluate the effectiveness of standards as a vehicle for educational reform.
- Explore how standards relate to instruction and assessment.
- Analyze early criticism and proponents of the modern standards movement.
- Analyze the impact that higher educational standards have on the classroom.
- Examine the historical foundations of the modern standards movement.
Key Issues of Higher Educational Standards
- Examine the key issues of state and local standards.
- Identify four different types of standards.
- Analyze challenges faced by states and districts as they develop standards.
- Examine guidelines for quality, teachable standards.
Classroom Best Practices for Standards-Based Curriculum and Instruction
- Summarize the conditions under which standards are most effective.
- Examine how to work with standards and how to make standards work for you.
- Identify best practices for standards-based curriculum and instruction.
- Examine the role of standards as part of a system-wide change aimed towards improving student performance.
- Analyze the roles of administrators and teachers in implementing standards-based curriculum and instruction.
- Analyze professional standards for both administrators and teachers.
- Recognize that schools must be prepared to offer support for students to meet the standards.
Aligning Assessment with Standards
- Examine the history, purposes, and impact of high-stakes assessment.
- Compare item teaching and curriculum teaching.
- Analyze the ways in which traditional grading and testing practices must change to reflect standards-based reforms.
Future Trends in Standards-Based Curriculum and Instruction
- Examine the longevity of the modern standards movement.
- Analyze challenges and concerns that remain in the standards movement.
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