A lapse in standards: Linking standards-based reform with student achievement

Bill Nave, Edward Miech, Frederick Mosteller

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Little empirical evidence supports or refutes the existence of a causal link between standards and enhanced student learning. In its absence, the authors articulate five "theories of action" discuss a study that proposes one such concrete mechanism, and present two small case studies that suggest how standards can affect student learning in day-to-day practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-132
Number of pages5
JournalPhi Delta Kappan
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 2000


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  • Education

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