1. What are the major strengths and weaknesses of K-12 state standards-based reform efforts with respect to achieving efficiency, equity, and quality? What are states doing to achieve these goals?

  2. How and to what degree are the strengths and weaknesses of reform efforts related to the standards themselves? How and to what degree have the standards changed other education policies in states?

  3. How and to what degree are the strengths and weaknesses of reform efforts related to having unique state standards?

9:00 am

Introduction and Goals of Session

Lorraine McDonnell

9:15 am

Roles, Impacts, and Perceptions of Standards: Review of Existing Research and Results from Elite Policy Maker Interviews in California, Florida, Massachusetts, North Dakota, and Texas

Diane Massell, University of Michigan

9:45 am

Moderated Discussion, Part 1: Research Perspectives

Moderator: Lorraine McDonnell

Panelists:

Lynn Olson, Education Week

Brian Stecher, RAND Corporation

10:45 am

Break

11:00 am

Moderated Discussion, Part 2: Policy and Practice Perspectives

Moderator: Lorraine McDonnell

Panelists:

Rae Ann Kelsch, North Dakota State Representative

Scott Montgomery, Council of Chief State School Officers

Noon

Session 1 Central Themes

Lorraine McDonnell

12:15 pm

Lunch



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