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Geography/World History Course Requirements for High School Graduation MS Word PDF - This report provides a compilation of the high school graduation requirements for geography and world history in all 50 states. Preparation of this report was made possible by The Longview Foundation for Education in World Affairs and International Understanding, Inc. (Jennifer Dounay, Education Commission of the States, August 2002)...

State Standards and Curriculum Frameworks for Foreign Languages MS Word PDF - This document provides Web links to the specific standards and curriculum frameworks established in each state for foreign-language courses. Some states distinguish between content standards and performance standards, so links to both are listed. Grade levels for the standards are indicated. This document was created with financial support from the Longview Foundation for Education. (Jennifer Dounay, Education Commission of the States, September 2002)...

State Standards and Curriculum Frameworks for World History/Geography MS Word PDF - This document provides Web links to the specific standards established in each state for world history and geography courses. Some states distinguish between content standards and performance standards, so links to both are listed. Grade levels for the standards are indicated. This document was created with financial support from the Longview Foundation for Education. (Jennifer Dounay, Education Commission of the States, September 2002) ...

Standards: When Students Get Behind MS Word - The movement to set state education standards has an often-overlooked flip side — what happens to students who get behind or fail to meet the standards? While some states have policies that address enforcing and upholding standards, most states do not, or fail to fund such efforts. The consequences of tolerating student failure are even more costly in the long run, ranging from increased dropout rates to graduating functional illiterates to a weakened national workforce. (Education Commission of the States, December 1997)...

Summary of EdSource Standards Survey Findings - This survey of California school principals explores how the state’s new standards-based reforms affect instruction and school capacity for helping students achieve state standards. Among the major findings: principals in schools that serve predominantly poor students are more likely to see student and community characteristics as the most significant impediments to meeting state standards. The full report can be purchased from EdSource for $5 by phone at: 650.917.9481 or on the Web at: EdSource. (EdSource, May 2001)...

Standards, Assessment, Accountability: The Tangled Triumvirate MS Word - For more than 20 years the triumvirate of standards, assessment and accountability has occupied the minds of state education policymakers. Where should they begin? Should they set a vision of accountability in place first, then identify standards and measure progress? Or should they start with standards and add the other two later? This is a commentary on the history of these issues. (Article written by Chris Pipho reprinted with permission from Phi Delta Kappan, May 1997)...


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