National Standards - Information and Directory
- Pros and cons or standards
- Comparing standards
- Standards for multiple disciplines or subjects
- Common Core
Standards offer opportunities to systemically improve education. They provide a framework to review current curricula. Review, that provides an opportunity to reflect and compare the quality of your current curricula. A process which can provide confidence the content and pedagogy in your curricula is coherent content and will provide your learners appropriate, rigorous and focused experiences to achieve the educational goals and develop life long learner capable of sustaining their life, their communities, and our Earth.
Documents to support educational reform
- A new path to education reform: Playful learning promotes 21st-century skills in schools and beyond by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D. and Helen Hadani, Ph.D. October 2020
- Rubric to assess equity in online classes
Standards are continuously created. Each set, usually created by a committee, is created based on different concerns and issues that influence their decisions of what is included and the dimensions and categories they choose, the information to include, and how the information is organized. These decisions of what is included and omitted influences their description of literacy and more importantly the content and quality of what will be taught and learned by their students.
To evaluate the comprehensiveness of a set of standards, four common dimensions have been identified for inclusion in a comprehensive description of any discipline or subject. The omission of any of these dimensions will result in an insufficient set of standards that will not be comprehensive and attain literacy for the discipline or subject. The four dimensions include:
- Practices, processes, and skills on how to inquire in the subject,
- Attitude, values, and dispositions that assist better uses of the subject,
- Perspective or parameters of use for the subject and connections within and without the subject, and
- Content knowledge of the subject created by doing the subject.
A comprehensive discussion of these dimensions is included in the subtopic: Subject Knowledge Organization Their Common Categories or Dimensions! in the essay on Being a Teacher: What Outstanding Teachers Know and Do
Standards by Discipline or Subject
Common core Common Core State Standards Initiative
P21 Partnership for 21st Century Learning
- Partnership for 21 Century Skills- Information and communication technology literacy: English, geography, math, science, social sciences
- P21 partnership for 21st century learning : 1. Core Subjects (the 3 Rs) and 21st Century Themes 2. Learning and Innovation Skills Creativity and Innovation Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Communication and Collaboration 3. Information, Media and Technology Skills Information Literacy Media Literacy ICT Literacy 4. Life and Career Skills.
- An outline of student outcomes and support systems
- Project 2061 mathematics, science, social science, and technology benchmarks: 15 dimensions
- Project 2061 Benchmark Documents
- Second grade Benchmarks Annotated Outline
- Fifth grade Benchmarks Annotated Outline
- Eighth grade Benchmarks Annotated Outline
Common Core State Standards for math
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
- Common Core State Standards for math Online documents - has 8 math practice standards and multiple content areas across K-12.
- An outline of the dimensions for the Common Core State Standards - Math K-12
- Annotated list of Common Core State Standards for Mathematics with general goals or outcomes for each dimensions
NCTM National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
- NCTM National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - pre 2010 standards - includes two dimensions with five subcategories for each. An outline of these Mathematics NCTM Standards
- Documentation Online at NCTM .
K–12 Next Generation Science Standards were completed and published 2013.
Next generation science standard (2016)
Framework for K-12 Science Education Practices (2012)
- Framework Outline of the New Framework for K-12 Science Education Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas
- Chart of the Target Proficiencies in Science and Engineering for K-12 Students from The National Research Council
Comparison of science standards
- Science Standards comparison Comparison of - NSTA Science Standards, Project 2061, K-12 Framework for Science Education, and Common Core State Standards of Science
National Science Standards (1995)
- National Science Standards (1995) Complete document at the Online reading room site of NAP (National Academy Press). The standards include more than just content students should learn.
- Outline of all six standard areas and subcategories for science education -
- All 6 National Science Standards (NSTA 1996) .
- List of the CONTENT standards dimensions and subcategories
- Chart aligns NSTA Science Content Standards to four discipline dimensions
- Content Standards K-4 and 5-8
- Chart with Content standard dimensions and blank space to use for planning
- National Council of Teachers of English
- Language Arts - writing, reading, listening & speaking, viewing, and media
- Reading and writing - International Reading Association – with the National Council of Teachers of English
- National Communication Association (Speaking, Listening and Media Literacy standards) – click on “NCA K-12 Standards of Communication” (PDF)
- Language arts content outline
- Language arts standards
- Center for media literacy
- National Communication Association (Speaking, Listening and Media Literacy standards)
- Notes on media literacy
- Media literacy now
- National Health Education Standards
- Shape America. Site for the Society of Health and Physical Educators.
- National Health Standards and category detail document
- The National Health Education Standards 1995, 2004 document
- National Health Standards at Shape America
- National PE Standards
- National Standards for Arts Education Consortium of National Arts Education Associations
- National Art Education Association
- National Council for the Arts
Representative State Standards
- Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (Free)
- Intel ISEF Middle School Curriculum
- K-12 Mathematics Curriculum Center National Science Foundation
- Project CRISS- Creating Independence through Student-owned Strategies
- SOS for Information Literacy
- Unpacking Standards—Making the Standards Work for You—Michigan Assessment
- McREL index to standards