Education: Standards and Assessments in Practice

Montgomery, Rob
February 2010
World & I;Feb2010, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p7
In this article, the author presents his views on the changing nature of the American education. The author tells that when he compares his own teacher-training and student teaching experiences with the teaching and research conducted by him, he finds very few similarities between them. When the author returned to the classroom of 9th and 10th grade after a one-year stint in graduate school, he found that California had instituted its brand-new curriculum frameworks and content standards


Related Articles

  • Canada's Standards, Assessments Offer Lessons for U. S., Study Says. Rothman, Robert // Education Week;5/12/1993, Vol. 12 Issue 33, p19 

    The article reports on a study on educational standards, conducted by the U.S. General Accounting Office. As per the study, Canada's experience with developing and implementing educational standards and assessments offers lessons for educators and policymakers considering taking such steps in...

  • CURRICULUM. R. R. // Education Week;1/24/1990, Vol. 9 Issue 18, p7 

    The article provides information related to education in the U.S. Teachers and principals in the junior high schools in Washington State are developing the African-American-Studies curriculum as part of its effort to control the dropout rate. In Alabama, Sumiton Elementary School has adopted the...

  • DEAR PUBLIC: Can We Talk? Johnson, Jean; Friedman, Will // School Administrator;Feb2006, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p26 

    The article focuses on the importance of public participation to improve the academic standards and school funding in the U.S. in February 2006. Foundations, businesses and reform groups have pushed for revamped curricula, reduced school size, more effective school leadership and a better...

  • We Already Know Our Problems Out Here in the Field. Block, Robert // Phi Delta Kappan;Nov83, Vol. 65 Issue 3, p183 

    According to the author, the report of the National Commission on Excellence in Education is a foul shot at American Education. The author believes that considering the problems faced by educators, they're doing a better-than-average job. The author doubt that the members of the Commission have...

  • Making Connections:. HARIER, CHRISTI // Techniques: Connecting Education & Careers;Oct2011, Vol. 86 Issue 7, p40 

    The article reports on the integration of computer applications in the Common Core Standards in education in the U.S. It notes that to improve the technological instruction, the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Business Department in the Spokane Public School district in Washington has...

  • Curriculum Producers Work to Reflect Common Standards. Gewertz, Catherine // Education Week;8/25/2010, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p1 

    The article presents an overview of efforts that educational companies which create curriculum building platforms for education, are making to assist educators across the U.S. design curricula that work with state and national core educational standards. The difficulties that are involved in...

  • Researchers Set 'Ambitious' Time Line For Developing New Science Standards. West, Peter // Education Week;2/19/1992, Vol. 11 Issue 22, p9 

    The article reports that the national education goals' emphasis on science achievement has helped place the development of national standards for precollegiate science teaching, curriculum, and assessment on a fast track in the U.S. Drafts of the teaching and assessments standards are expected...

  • Perceived Benefit of CACREP (2001) Core Curriculum Standards. McGlothlin, Jason M.; Davis, Thomas E. // Counselor Education & Supervision;Jun2004, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p274 

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the perceived benefit of the core curriculum standards of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP; 2001). A total of 641 individuals, whose names were obtained from a 6% proportional randomized sample of...

  • Improving Educational Standards in American Schools. Resnick, Daniel P.; Resnick, Lauren B. // Phi Delta Kappan;Nov83, Vol. 65 Issue 3, p178 

    The authors discuss curriculum, testing, and tracking, three factors that they view as at the center of efforts to improve learning in U.S. schools. Educational standards are a function of the demands placed on students and of the opportunities they are given to learn in the classroom. Authors...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics