What are standards? What are educational standards? Educational standards help teachers ensure their students have the skills and knowledge they need to be successful by providing clear goals for student learning. Frequently Asked Questions
Another definition What are educational standards? Educational standards provide clear learning goals for student in reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, communication, the arts, educational technology, and health and fitness. Academic standards do not dictate how teachers should teach. Standards structure the learning experience with specific goals around which teachers can build effective lessons and learning activities. Standards are a first step — the building blocks — that provide young people a high-quality education, always pointing the way to success in college and work.
Why standards-based education? Standards-Based Education originally arose out of a conviction that expectations for student performance can and should be raised and that specific goals needed to be set if achievement is to be improved. It rests on the belief that all children should have access to more challenging curriculum content and that they should be expected to learn that content at a proficient-to-high level of performance.
Why do we need educational standards? As a roadmap for teachers, parents and students Standards do not tell teachers how to teach, but they do help teachers figure out the knowledge and skills their students should have so that teachers can build the best lessons and environments for their classrooms. Standards also help students and parents by setting clear and realistic goals for success. . . . Of course, standards are not the only thing that is needed for our children’s success, but they provide an accessible roadmap for our teachers, parents, and students. Frequently Asked Questions
The roadmap in Kentucky Kentucky Core Academic Standards - NEW The Kentucky Core Academic Standards were recently adopted by the Kentucky State Board of Education. Within the former Program of Studies, the English Language Arts standards and the mathematics standards are now represented by the new Common Core State Standards. These standards are currently moving through the regulatory process. The other content areas are still comprised by the Program of Studies revised in 2006. KDE > Instructional Resources > Curriculum Documents & Resources > Program of Studies
The road map in technology http://www.iste.org/standards/nets-for-students.aspx
Technology roadmap for teachers http://www.iste.org/standards/nets-for-teachers.aspx
Other ISTE Standards National Standards for Technology in Teacher Preparation
Significance of ISTE Nets? Important for life skills The NETS can serve to not only focus attention on the importance of 21st century skills, but to also help educational constituents understand the specific skills as well as dispositions which learners today should possess in our digitally networked information society. Raising Awareness About ISTE NETSThursday, June 4th 2009 by Wes Fryer
21st Century Skills? What are 21st Century Skills? The broad thinking around 21st century learning acknowledges the need for new “form and function” to be added to education goals. This thinking is informed by a belief that learning must leverage the affordances of new technologies, employ better pedagogies based on recent research on how people learn, and be cognizant of the characteristics of a new breed of learners. Home » Magazine » 21st Century Skills November 15, 2009
CTE Standards – Raising the Bar for CTE
21stCentury Skills in Kentucky Learn more about the Partnership and the Framework for 21st Century Learning.
It’s a P21 thing! P21? Partnership for 21st Century Skills What is the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21)? P21 is a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student. As the United States continues to compete in a global economy that demands innovation, P21 and its members provide tools and resources to help the U.S. education system keep up by fusing the three Rs and four Cs (critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation). A complete list of our Strategic Council members and partner organizations is here. Kentucky Becomes the 15th State to Join P21June 30, 2010