NLA Info: Focus on Basics available
Barbara_Garner at jsi.com
Thu Nov 18 11:32:41 EST 1999
The newest issue of Focus on Basics, on standards-based education, is
now available on NCSALL's website, at
In the issue, Regie Stites provides an overview of standards-based
education, defining performance standards, content standards, and
opportunity to learn standards.
Sondra Stein of the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) writes
about this history of Equipped for the Future (EFF), and its role in
system change on the national level.
Jane Meyer discusses her Canton, Ohio, Evenstart program's use of a
standards-based approach, explaining that EFF has made it much easier
for everyone involved--learners, teachers, and administrators---to
articulate clearly what they are accomplishing.
Jim Carabell, from Vermont, describes his slow conversion to a
standards-based approach in the article "Confessions of a Reluctant
Math teacher Esther Leonelli writes about how she became involved in
the math standards movement, and presents examples of math activities
that represent values embodies in the NCTM math standards.
In an interview with Brian Kane, of Washington state, we learn about
the challenges and rewards of implementing a standards-based approach
on the state level.
Focus on Research looks at the action reseach being done by three
sets of teachers in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia, as they
struggle to develop methods to document learner outcomes that can be
useful at a system level.
Barbara Garner phone (617) 482-9485
World Education fax (617) 482-0617
44 Farnsworth Street e-mail bgarner at worlded.org
Boston, MA 02210-1211
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