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Anne Wheelock

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application of standards in the middle grades
Posted: Mar 12, 1995 11:15 PM
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I am a freelance education writer and advocate for school reform. I have
been asked by a national foundation that funds disstrictwide middle school
reform to assess for them the status of the "standards movement" in the
middle grades and the implications of the "standards movement" for middle
school reform, especially in urban districts.

I would be very interested in any responses to these questions: (1) What
does it take for a middle school to become engaged in "standards-based
reform;" (2) What are the challenges of implementing standards-based
learning in the middle grades (6-8)? (3) What are the essential
ingredients necessary for successful implementation of standards-based
reform in the middle grades?; (4) What curriculum packages that reflect
math and science standards for middle grades classrooms are currently
available? (5) What other resources - for professional development,
restructuring grants, technical assistance, etc. - have been useful to your
school in implementing standards? (6) What will your eighth graders
completing a standards-based curriculum know and be able to do that is
different/better from what they were knowing and doing before and how do you

I am also interested in your assessment of current access of students - by
"ability" level, race and ethnicity, and geography - to standards-based

Can you help? If you prefer the U.S. Postal Service, I am Anne Wheelock, 18
Cranston Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-1850. Thanks, Anne Wheelock

Anne Wheelock
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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