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Standards and Assessment

Common Core State Standards Initiative
The Common Core State Standards have been adopted by most of the United States. These list the Mathematics and English Language Arts Standards as well a map of the states which have adopted the standards and additional resources. http://www.corestandards.org/

Content Knowledge
"A compilation of content standards for K-12 curriculum in from McREL (Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning)." http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/browse.asp

CRESST
CRESST is the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education). http://www.cse.ucla.edu/

Developing Educational Standards
Developing Educational Standards is"an annotated list of Internet sites with K-12 educational standards and curriculum frameworks documents." http://ed-standards.org/

Education World : State Standards
Provides access to all state standards.
http://www.education-world.com/standards/state/index.shtml

Minnesota STEM Teacher Center : Frameworks for the Minnesota Mathematics & Science Standards
SciMathMN a non-profit business partnered with the Minnesota Department of Education to develop Frameworks for the delivery of Minnesota's mathematics and science standards, as well as the MN STEM Resource Teacher Center. Minnesota STEM Teacher Center : Frameworks for the Minnesota Mathematics & Science Standards. http://www.scimathmn.org/stemtc/

Key Learning Community
Provides an inside look at a school founded on the principles of Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences theory. http://www.616.ips.k12.in.us/

Minnesota Department of Education K-12 Academic Standards
Provides links to standards for arts, English language arts, health & physical education, mathematics, reading, science, social studies, STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and world languages. http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/EdExc/StanCurri/K-12AcademicStandards/index.htm

NEA Common Core State Standards
The National Education Association provides background as well as research on the common core state standards. http://www.nea.org/home/46653.htm

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) : for States, By States
Through a collaborative, state-led process managed by Archieve, new K-12 science standards have been developed. http://www.nextgenscience.org/

Practical Assessment Research and Evaluation
"A peer-reviewed electronic journal on assessment, research, evaluation, and teaching practice." http://pareonline.net/Home.htm

WebQuest
This page provides information on rubrics, links to other related sites, and great examples of rubrics. http://webquest.sdsu.edu/

What Works Clearinghouse (Institute of Education Sciences)
The Institute of Education Sciences review the research on different programs, products, practices and policies in education. The goal is to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions. http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/default.aspx

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