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Jerry P. Becker

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State Standards -- On the Program of the Joint Maths. Meetings
Posted: Oct 1, 1998 3:26 PM
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On the program ... Saturday, January 16, 1999: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Joint Mathematics Meetings -- San Antionio, TX -- January 13-16, 1999


[The session is] organized by Kenneth A. Ross, University of Oregon, and
Joan F. Donahue, Executive Director of NASSMC. Rolf Blank of the Council of
Chief State School Officers will open this panel discussion with a concise
description of the nature and purposes of state standards. Thjere will be a
representative from each of the three standards-evaluating groups:
American Federation of Teachers, the Council for Basic Education, and the
Fordham Foundation. Alice Gill, AFT, a representative of CBE, and Ralph A.
Raimi, Professor Emeritus at the University of Rochester and co-author of
the report from the Fordham Foundation, have agreed to participate. These
panelists will be asked to respond to questions regarding the purpose,
criteria, procedures, evaluators, and "grade interpretation" associated
with each study. Joseph Rosenstein, Director of the New Jersey Mathematics
Coalition and leader of group who created the state standards in New
Jersey, will present a brief discussion of the New Jersey Mathematics
Standards in light of evaluation procedures described by the panel. Henry
Alder, University of California-Davis, has kindly agreed to moderate the
session. It will be co-sponsored by the MAA and the National Alliance of
State Science and Matheamtics Coalitions (NASSMC). [ Saturday, 8:30 a.m. -
10:00 a.m.]

Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610 USA
Fax: (618)453-4244
Phone: (618)453-4241 (office)

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