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Standards and Assessments: Where We Are and What We Need


by Linda Darling-Hammond February 16, 2003

Standards-based reform was proposed as a means to bring coherence to the education system and trigger reforms and investments targeted at greater learning. These benefits have materialized in some states but not others, depending on their strategies for change. This article proposes mid-course corrections needed to ensure that standards-based reforms support student success, rather than punishing those who are already underserved.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 16, 2003
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11109, Date Accessed: 5/29/2017 7:35:58 AM

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  • Linda Darling-Hammond
    Stanford University
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    Linda Darling-Hammond is Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University and was the founding executive director of the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future.
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