Friday, May 08, 2009
It's generally not hard to find K-12 state standards when you need them, but you can find them all in one place at shoonoodle.com. It's useful for teacher-education programs, but also for general assessment sometimes. For example, one of our projects was looking at the transition between 12th grade English and freshman composition. That was very productive, and it's worth having some high school teachers get together with the freshman faculty to compare notes. For us, the big difference was the hand-holding of students and the cultivation of a lack of independence--outcomes of standardization--that were obvious differences between high school and college experiences.