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Document Number: 2345

Standards and Accountability: A Call by the Learning First Alliance for Mid-Course Corrections - Despite positive results in states and districts, there are serious concerns about the implementation of standards-based education, says a new statement from the Learning First Alliance. There are five core areas that require urgent attention: alignment of standards, curriculum and assessments; adequate professional development for teachers and principals; sufficient resources and support for each child to meet high standards; communication about the importance of standards and accountability; balanced and comprehensive accountability systems. (Learning First Alliance, 2001)...

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