[[[[[[[[I have several summaries of the standards. However, I wouldn't begin to discuss such without the complete edition. In fact, the Professional Standards and Assessment Standards are part of the package.
Summaries in the Appendices of other works do not include the introductions and details. It's sort of like reading the Classic Comic Book's version of a classic.]]]]]]]]]
Have you read the 1992 Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools (Standards nicely summarized in pages 207-215) which was published by the California Department of Education and adopted by the California State Board of Education? I believe this document to be quite a good introduction and summary of the Standards with quite a bit of detail given in the 200+ pages.
Generally speaking I agree with you that one can certainly come from a stronger perspective having read the entire document....however, I can do an adequate job discussing the Simpson trial or the human rights abuses in China by just reading good clear summaries in newspaper and magazine articles. Likewise, I believe (having read the Framework document with Standards summary) that I am qualified to at least comment on what I have learned knowing that people on the list, who have read the enire Standards document, will correct me when I err.
Take Care...Harv Becker (P.S. Just a thought....but if you haven't read the 1992 California Frameworks mentioned above and are unfamiliar with its contents then..........aren't you also guilty of discussing something with me that you haven't read?) :-)
(P.S.S. If you have read the Frameworks....please disregard the P.S.!!)