Question: What are the goals of standards-based education?
Answer/Quote: “…our strong belief that the goal of standards-based education is to improve the quality of instruction provided to all children, rather than to simply measure and report achievement or reward and punish students, teachers and schools.” P. 373.
Comment: I think the goal of quality instruction for all students has been lost in the second goal to “measure and report achievement or reward and punish students, teachers and schools.” RayS.
Title: “Fulfilling the Potential of Standards-based Education: Promising Policy Principle: KH Au and SW Valencia. Language Arts (May 2010), 373-380.