Saturday, September 18, 2010

Indiana's Academic Standards & Resources

Driven by information, powered by knowledge and energized by technology our world is changing quickly. In order for students to make reasoned decisions about their lives and contribute to their family, community, and nation they need more skills and knowledge than ever before. To meet these challenges, Indiana established world-class academic standards that clearly outline what students should know and be able to do at each grade level and subject area.

Learning resources:

To support students and educators in meeting these essential expectations, the Indiana Department of Education offers a variety of online learning resources for teachers to use in aligning classroom instruction and assessment to Indiana’s Academic Standards, including:
  •  A companion to Indiana’s Academic Standards, the Core Standards help teachers prioritize instruction and connect the “big ideas” students need to know in order to advance.

  •  A series of instructional activities geared toward the teaching of each standard. The activities feature opportunities for incorporating technology, links to other content areas and standards; tips for extending the activities and meeting the individual needs of students and more.

  •  Assessments designed to measure what students know and what they need to learn in relation to the standards. For grades K-8, the classroom assessments include short standards-based quizzes for each standard or cluster of related standard indicators. At the high school level, the assessments are designed to measure student progress at the end of the course.


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