Standards for what all students should know and be able to do have become a hallmark of educational reform that spans knowledge of academic subject areas, general workforce preparation competencies, and more specific industry and occupational qualifications. Since the introduction of "systemic" reform--changes centered around standards and accountability--standards for students have been introduced by a wide range of organizations and all states except one. This document serves as a resource guide to the wide range of efforts currently underway to define the essential skills and competencies that Americans will need now and in the future. It lists and annotates numerous resources for industry and academic standards, standards for teachers, and others.
MDS-1205 / September 1998
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