Teaching what Matters Most: Standards and Strategies for Raising Student Achievement

Front Cover
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2001 - Education - 137 pages
1 Review
Crafting a set of standards that are at once manageable, attainable, and good for all students has been elusive. With 10 years of research and work in more than 300 schools to guide them, Strong, Silver, and Perini offer four standards that will help all students meet the various standards dictated by states, regions, and districts. * Rigor: helping students make sense of challenging texts and ideas. * Thought: helping students become adept users of powerful learning disciplines. * Diversity: helping students understand themselves and others. * Authenticity: helping students apply what they learn to the real world. In this book, the authors go beyond simply showing what each standard looks like in various school settings. They provide research-based teaching strategies that can help all students meet each standard along with assessment practices that allow schools and teachers to respond thoughtfully to the diversity of students needs. Drawing from the work of educators across the country, the book demonstrates that manageable standards-when married to practical approaches to instruction and assessment-can prepare students to perform well on state tests while preserving the democratic traditions of U.S. education.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - karynwhite - LibraryThing

I was disappointed with this book. Possibly because I work in an innovative high school outside the USA. I found the book very American, and it was a bit of 'here's a radical idea' that was not ... Read full review


List of Figures
Standard 2
Standard 3

5 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information