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Standards-based Education

 

A system that is standards-based aligns policies, practices and supports to ensure all students achieve or exceed the academic standards in all content areas. In this section of Getting Started, actions and resources are provided to help educator teams develop shared understanding of a standards-based education system.

Shared understanding of a standards-based education system is a goal achieved through the intentional collaboration of educators. Understanding is considered to be shared when all staff can articulate:
  • the role of academic standards and benchmarks,
  • the components of a standards-based education system,
  • connections between core values and a standards-based education system, and
  • implementation frameworks that ensure students benefit from improved instructional practices. 
Read the Overview of a Standards-based Education System to learn more about the guidance provided in the Actions below.
First time visitors to the Portal should review the content of the User Guide. 
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Role and Purpose

Explore the role and purpose of standards within a standards-based education system.

System Components

Examine the components of a standards-based education system.

Core Values

Develop core values and beliefs about learning within a standards-based education system.

Continuous Improvement

Build capacity for continuous improvement.

Resources

Overview of Continuous Improvement

Activity: Continuous Improvement within a Standards-based Education System

Implementation

Build shared understanding of implementation.

Resources

Overview of Implementation

Activity: Connect Active Implementation Frameworks to the Portal

Activity: Learning Plan for Continuing to Learn about Implementation

To access content area-specific resources for use with the strategy and actions on this page, use the links below.