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Schools & Society 601.4 FST4, Task 3 Part A: Bibliographic Reference List Indiana Department of Education. (2012, April). Curriculum requirements: English-language arts. Retrieved from http://www.doe.in.gov/achievement/curriculum/english-language-arts-education Indiana Department of Education. (2001-2012). Curriculum requirements: General curriculum principles, Grade K-12. Retrieved from http://www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/curriculum/2011curriculumrequirements-21.pdf Indiana Department of Education. (2012, September). Making connections: The standards for mathematical practice evaluation models. Retrieved from http://media.doe.in.gov/commoncore/2012-09-13-MakingConnections2.html Indiana Department of Education. (2012, September).…show more content…
Student success is paramount in this age of technology and struggling economy. Educators who recognize this, and follow these standards, will enable their students to have a successful life. So, to answer the question posed in the title; yes state standards are useful to your career as an educator. As an educator you must be well prepared to guide your student’s future in an effective manner beginning with a proper education. Indiana state standards are clear, prospective educators must attend a state approved preparation program. The Indiana Department of Education website lists the universities and the guidelines that each university follows. It also states that, “The Office of Educator Effectiveness and Leadership (EEL) promotes high quality teachers and effective instruction in Indiana’s P-12 schools to ensure that all students in the state are provided an excellent and competitive education”. (IDOE, 2012, August). The specific requirements are clear, including, “Effective July 1, 2012, applicants for initial licensure of any type and applicants for all renewals must show proof of valid CPR/AED/Heimlich certification”. (IDOE, 2012,…show more content…
This document provides an, “Overview of RISE components for K-12. Includes information on the Teacher Effectiveness Rubric, Student Learning Objectives and Growth Model Data” (IDOE, 2012, Aug), so the teacher will understand this standard. Next, I will examine the differences among the documents. The state standards list specific subjects, which are English, Math, Science, and Social Studies, “These descriptions will assist schools in communicating, in a broad context, the content standards of the course.” (IDOE, 2012, Aug). The teacher standards document goes into further detail by including such things as, technology, driver training and communication disorders. “The IDOE contracted with Pearson to develop the Indiana Developmental and Content Standards for Educators, which include educator standards in forty-six content and administrative areas and at five school setting developmental levels.” (IDOE, 2012, Aug), which presents clear directives to educators. On a national level, the similarities and differences basically follow the same path. Federal law also deals with curriculum standards. “ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence
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