Education news, analysis, and opinion about the content standards students are measured against in school.
- Standards Changes to Social Study Standards In Michigan Reversed After OutcryBack is Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Back is Roe v. Wade. Back is climate change. and the word "democratic." A new proposal incorporating those revisions was presented to the Michigan board of education last week.Standards Science Curriculum Reviews Are Out, and Results Aren't GreatOf the six series reviewed for their quality and how well they aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, EdReports gave just one top marks.Standards Common-Core Testing 2.0: Get Updated in 7 QuestionsThe PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments have evolved since they were launched in 2015. Here's a guide to understanding them now.Standards Is Homework Valuable or Not? Try Looking at Quality InsteadAlthough homework does tend to align to standards, a lot of it is busywork, rather than requiring students to use higher-order thinking skills.Standards What Betsy DeVos Can Learn From Bush-Obama School ReformThere are four practical lessons for avoiding past administrations' education pitfalls, write Fredrick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane.Standards Letter to the Editor A New Model for Teacher-PrepTo the Editor:
A recent article about teacher-prep standards ("Colleges Grapple With Teacher-Prep Standards," August 29, 2018) reports that teacher-prep programs are still grappling with CAEP Standard 4, which measures the program's impact on P-12 student learning and development. However, over the past eight years, we at Miami University have developed and validated a simple, cost-effective way to meet parts of this standard.Standards Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Vows to Stop Common CoreRepublican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis is renewing a political trend that had fallen dormant: calling for the end of the use of the shared standards.Standards Opinion What Teachers Tell Us About the Connections Between Standards, Curriculum, and Professional LearningA statewide survey of educators in Tennessee provides critical insights into connections that exist between standards, curriculum, professional development, and ultimately student success.Standards Do States Weaken Their Standards By 'Un-Adopting' the Common Core? These Reviewers Think So.The English/language arts and math standards in most states that "un-adopted" or tweaked the Common Core State Standards are, in the end, "substantially weaker," according to the latest review of state standards from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.