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Eight Questions about Implementing Standards-Based Education. ERIC/AE Digest Series.

Marzano, Robert J.

Abstract: This digest presents eight questions that pertain to how standards-based education affects classroom instruction and assessment at the local level. Various options and recommendations are provided to help education officials determine the practical concerns of standards-based education. The following questions are explored: (1) where will the education community get the standards; (2) who will set them; (3) that types of standards should be included; (4) in what format will these standards be written; (5) at what levels will benchmarks for the standards be written; (6) how should the benchmarks and standards be assessed; (7) how will student progress be reported; and (8) for what things will students be held accountable? The establishment of educational standards can have a great impact on local school systems if questions like these are addressed. (Contains three references.) (SLD)

Title: Eight Questions about Implementing Standards-Based Education. ERIC/AE Digest Series.
Author: Marzano, Robert J.
Publication Year: Nov 1996
Document Type: Eric Product (071); Eric Digests (selected) (073)
Target Audience: Practitioners and Teachers
ERIC Identifier: ED410230
Clearinghouse Identifier: TM026236
Available from: ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation, 210 O'Boyle Hall, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 20064; toll free telephone: 800-464-3742.

Descriptors: * Academic Achievement; Accountability; * Educational Assessment; Elementary Secondary Education; School Districts; * Standards; Student Evaluation; * Teaching Methods; * Test Use

Identifiers: *Benchmarking; ERIC Digests; Standard Setting

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