Date of Award
Open Access Dissertation
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy
Muskie School of Public Service
National and state of Maine education reform efforts, learning targets, standards based grading procedures
Public schools in the United States face constant political efforts to reform our educational system. One of the major reforms, standards-based education, links all aspects of classroom instruction and assessment with identified , measureable , learning targets. Currently, there is a lack of empirical evidence that standards-based education results in improved student achievement. Explanations for that are: a wide variation in implementation across states, regions, districts, schools, and classrooms; the lack of a clear and consistent purpose and understanding of standards-based instruction; and the fact that reporting practices do not always translate into adjustments to classroom instruction.
Hawes, Kathryn M., "An Examination of Standards-Based Education Relative to Research-Based Practices in Instruction and Assessment" (2015). All Theses & Dissertations. 171.