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Internet Sites:

• Align to Achieve: The Academic Standards e-Library
This site provides a database of state standards, searchable by subject, state, and grade level.

• American Council for the Teaching of Foreigh Languages (standards)
A national standards project, Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Preparing for the 21st Century.

• ARTSEDGE: National Arts and Education Network (standards)
“A program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, ARTSEDGE is also a partner of MarcoPolo, a consortium of national education organizations, state education agencies and the MarcoPolo Education Foundation. MarcoPolo Content Partners develop standards-based, discipline-specific educational Web sites for K-12 teachers and students. “

• CEP: Center on Education Policy
Standards Based Education Reform. “This report from the Center on Education Policy describes the implementation and effects of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) during calendar year 2003, the second year of the Act’s existence.”

• Content Knowledge: A Compendium of Standards and Benchmarks for K-12 Education
“A compilation of content standards for K-12 curriculum in both searchable and browsable formats.”

• CRESST: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing
“Located within UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, CSE/CRESST has pioneered the development of scientifically based evaluation and testing techniques, vigorously promoting the accurate use of data, test scores, and technology for improved accountability and decision making.” CRESST Line Newsletters are available in PDF and include research information on education testing and standards.

• Developing Educational Standards
An annotated list of Internet sites with K-12 educational standards and curriculum frameworks documents.

• ERIC Digest – Meeting the National Standards: Now What Do I Do? (1998)

• ERIC Digest – Standards: The Policy Environment (2000)

• ENC: Eisenhower National Clearing Center
Links to various documents for national standards, state departments of education, state frameworks, and includes various related resources.

• ISTE NETS: National Educational Technology Standards Project
The primary goal of the ISTE NETS Project is to enable stakeholders in Pre K-12 education to develop national standards for educational uses of technology that facilitate school improvement in the United States. The NETS Project is developing standards to guide educational leaders in recognizing and addressing the essential conditions for effective use of technology to support Pre K-12 education”

• MENC: National Association for Music Education (standards)
Includes national music education standards, links to public information supporting the standards, and a brief history of music education standards.  Information is given to purchase related materials.

• Making Standards Matter 2001

“This report examines state efforts at standards setting, curriculum development, assessment, incentives, and intervention for students at risk of not meeting the standards.” Published by the American Federation of Teachers and available as a pdf document.

• NBEA: National Business Education Association (standards)
Business education standards for accounting, business law, career development, communication, computation, economics and personal finance, entrepenuership, information technology, international business, management and marketing. “This collection of national standards is a forward-looking synthesis of what students should know and be able to do in business.”

• NCATE: National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (standards)
“NCATE is the profession’s mechanism to help establish high quality teacher preparation. Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching and teacher preparation today, tomorrow, and for the next century.”

• NCSS: National Council for the Social Studies (standards)
“Social studies educators teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy. The mission of National Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators.”

• NCTE: National Council of Teachers of English (standards)
Standards for the english language arts, sponsored by NCTE and the International Reading Association (IRA).

• NCTM: National Council for the Teachers of Mathematics (standards)
Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. Site includes math standards, an overview, executive summary and FAQ’s concerning mathematics standards. Information is given to purchase related materials.

• NSES: National Science Education Standards (standards)
“The National Science Education Standards present a vision of a scientifically literate populace. They outline what students need to know, understand, and be able to do to be scientifically literate at different grade levels.” Information is given to purchase related materials.

• The National Dialogue on Standards-Based Education
The National Dialogue is a forum for participants to discuss a critical topic: standards-based education. The Dialogue will take place over the next two years and will be a collective, cumulative process that includes online, “virtual” dialogues as well as Dialogue events.

• National Standards for Arts Education (archived)
Summary Statement: Education Reform, Standards, and the Arts. “These National Standards for Arts Education are a statement of what every young American should know and be able to do in four arts disciplines–dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts. Their scope is grades K-12, and they speak to both content and achievement. “

• New York Times – Education (article)
States Cut Test Standards to Avoid Sanctions, by Sam Dillon. May 22, 2003.

• Pathways to School Improvement: Integrating Standards into the Curriculum
>From the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory.

• Reality Check 2002
“Since 1998, Public Agenda has conducted annual surveys in association with Education Week to find out whether the school standards movement is making headway, based on the perceptions of those who would know best — the people who would be living through any change.”

• Standards Based Education (article)
Realizing the Promise of Standards-Based Education by Mike Schmoker and Robert J. Marzano. Published in Educational Leadership, March 1999, Volume 56, Number 6.

• Standards Based Education (article)
A User’s Guide to Standards-Based Educational Reform: From Theorey to Practice by Regie Stites. Published in Focus on Education, Volume 3, Issue C, September 1999.

• Standards in Action
Resources for implementing standards-based education on the local level. Areas covered include accountability, assessment, community, curriculum, standards, equity/special needs, more. Provided by the Colorado Department of Education.

• The State Content and Student Performance Standards Setting Process (archived)
Improving America’s School: A Newsletter on Issues in School Reform – Spring 1996 Discusses the standard setting process as it applies to academic standards, performance standards and proficiency levels. U.S. Department of Education.

• The State of the Standards
“This research brief discusses the findings from a set of Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) studies evaluating student proficiency standards that have been established by 14 states.” The full text of the report is available after a free registration.

• State Standards
This site from Education World includes links to state standards by subject.

• U.S. Education Standards, National Standards
Education World listing of national organizations and their standards.  Site also links to various national education standards.

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Online Communities:

• Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
Sign up to receive weekly newsletters, their publication ENC Focus, and products and services from ENC.

• National Education Association
Weekly email newsletter:  Subscribe to NEA Focus by using the provided sign-up form or sending an E-mail to the following address join-neafocus@list.nea.org (no subject or message needed).


• American Evaluation Association
The American Evaluation Association is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. “
Address: American Evaluation Association, 16 Sconticut Neck Rd #290, Fairhaven, MA 02719
Contact Information: (Phone/Fax) 888-232-2275 (Email) AEA@eval.org

• Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Address: 1703 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA  22311-1714
Contact Information: (Phone) 703/578-9600 (Toll Free) 800/933-ASCD (Fax) 703/575-5400

• ETS: Educational Testing Service
Probably best known for Praxis exams, “Educational Testing Service is the world’s largest private educational testing and measurement organization and a leader in educational research.”

• NCATE: National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
Address: 2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500 Washington DC 20036-1023
Contact Information:  (Phone) 202- 466-7496  (Fax) 202-296-6620 (Email) ncate@ncate.org  

• National Education Association
“The nation’s leading organization committed to advancing the cause of public education. With its headquarters in Washington, D.C., NEA has 2.7 million members who work at every level of education, from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliates in every state, as well as in more than 13,000 local communities across the United States.”
Address:  1201 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

• Regional School Accreditation Commissions
This site includes links to the six regional accreditation commissions. These organizations focus on the establishment of high standards for all levels of education.

• Standards for Success
Sponsored by a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts and contributions from the Association of American Universities (AAU) and its member institutions, Standards for Success employs a two-part strategy, designed to establish a relationship between university admissions and state K-12 standards and assessments.
1600 Millrace Drive
Suite 111
Eugene, Oregon 97403-5276
Phone: (541) 346-6153
Toll-free: (877) 766-2279
Fax: (541) 346-6154
Email: contact@s4s.org