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Restructuring Around Standards
- Grade Level: PreK-12
- ISBN: 9780803966833
- Published By: Corwin
- Year: 1998
- Page Count: 144
- Publication date: March 24, 1998
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"Outlines an implementation plan that is clear and effective. It will be very useful as a guide."
J. Kevin Lordon, Principal
Mt. Lebanon Junior High School, Pittsburgh
"An exemplary description of what must happen in every district, school, and classroom."
Ben A. Birdsell, President
Association for Effective Schools, Inc., Stuyvesant, New York
"Extremely valuable. An excellent resource for administrators as they begin to implement a change process in their districts. The step-by-step procedures can jump-start' the change."
Patricia M. DiRienzo, Staff Developer and Curriculum Specialist
Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Pittsburgh
Are you looking to implement standards-based curriculum? Here's a practical, hands-on guide to take you through the process of developing and implementing standards for your school or district. Foriska brings together the tips and techniques you need to change the fundamentals of education in your school or district. You'll learn how to:
- Zoom in on the learner
- Build your curriculum's strength and quality
- Improve how your teachers teach your school's curriculum
- Focus on the vital roles of teacher and student
Table of Contents
What Do We Mean by Standards?
A Changing World and the Demand for Standards
`Framework for Excellence'
A Process of Standards Design and Implementation
Developing a Vision of Standards Through Stakeholder Involvement
Designing the Curriculum
Developing Content Standards
Identifying Benchmarks and Performance Indicators
Linking Curriculum with Comprehensive Assessment
Attending to Other Curriculum Details
Leading a Standards-Based Organization
Foriska offers a 'how to' guide for identifying, designing, and structuring a school’s curriculum around significant educational standards. The volume proposes and describes a framework for designing academic standards and for refining them through a curriculum design process that is relevant for instruction.R. C. Morris, State University of West Georgia
Restructuring Around Standards is an excellent resource book for the busy school administrator who needs clear and practical tips on standards reform. It helps make a complex task understandable.Journal of Staff Development, Winter 2003