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NCRVE's Skill Standards Page
- National Skill Standards Board (NSSB) home page
- Resource Guide to Educational Standards (MDS-1205, September 1998)
- Making Sense of Industry-Based Skill Standards (MDS-777, December 1995)
- A Conceptual Framework for Industry-Based Skill Standards (CenterFocus No. 11, April 1996)
- SkillsNET home page
- NCRVE's page of links to information about the 22 skill standards projects sponsored by the US Departments of Education and Labor is now superseded by the National Skill Standards Board (NSSB) website (above); the direct link to the standards is http://www.nssb.org/projects.htm
- The New Standards Project is a joint program of
two organizations: The National Center on Education and
the Economy, which is based in Rochester, NY, and the
Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh.
The New Standards Project is adopting a set of very high
national education standards and developing a new kind of assessment
system designed to gauge student progress toward those standards.
The system being built will accommodate locally developed assessments
that will be benchmarked to a common national standard.
It will provide great flexibility for states, districts
and even schools to set their own curricula within a common
system of student performance standards.
- SCANS/2000 is an interdisciplinary research group at Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) which is working on projects related to school-to-work and education reform. Their central theme is to create a workforce development system that properly prepares workers to compete in the international economy of the 21st century.
- National Standards for Business Education were developed by the National Business Education Association with the purpose being "to provide the standard by which all business education programs are measured, to define anew the parameters of the discipline of business education as it has emerged in recent years and to provide a document that curriculum writers can use as a guide in developing superior programs in business education." Subtitled, "What America's Students Should Know And Be Able To Do In Business," the standards are designed to "develop students' comprehensive competence."
- Achieve, Inc., Resource Center on Standards, Assessment, Accountability, and Technology for Governors is a private not-for-profit organization. The mission of Achieve is to assist Governors and business leaders in their efforts to improve student achievement to world class levels through the development and implementation of high academic standards, assessments, and accountability systems and the effective use of technology to achieve these standards.
On this Web site, you can find out more about Achieve and the work they have done over the past year. Features include their initiatives on benchmarking, technical assistance and public reporting. In addition, you may explore their newly established National Clearinghouse database for researching academic standards.
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