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Ken,

Wondering if you could define, in a sentence or two, just what is proficiency-based or standards-based education? I'm part of a team of teachers at my high school in Oregon who are piloting standards-based instruction this year. (We represent a variety of disciplines, and we read your "15 Fixes" text as part of our summer preparation.) We're approaching parent-teacher conferences and are trying to create a "frequently asked questions" handout about standards-based instruction. Trouble is, finding a succinct definition is not easy. Can you offer any suggestions?

2011-10-28
Paul Stieber
 

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Doctor
says:

Standards-based education involves focussing on clearly defined learning goals for
curriculum, instruction, assessment, grading and reporting. It is a results oriented approach
because the objective is proficiency for all students.

 

 

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