An Analysis of the National Standards Movement in Secondary Education, its Effectiveness, and its Implementation in School Systems in the Future.
Dr. Melinda Wilder, Department of Curriculum & Instruction
In recent years the system of education in the United States has been shifting towards the focus of college and career readiness. The creation of both the Common Core and Next Generation Science standards brought the concept of uniform student education expectations across the country. These movements worked to create standards within their respective content areas that provided quality education for all students while increasing rigor in the classroom and preparing students for post-secondary life. There are a variety of student learner types within the classroom. Student learning can be affected by factors such as economic status, familial support, and special education status. To properly move forward with the implementation of the Common Core and Next Generation Science standards, strategies must be in place to adapt lessons for all types of students’ needs. Certain strategies could include a flipped classroom or the implementation of technology. Teachers must work to be aware of the specific needs of their students as there may be one or more factor working negatively against a student’s pursuit for success after high school. Teachers, families, and school systems can increase their involvement in this process to support students through this difficult life transition out of high school.
Semester/Year of Award
Melinda S. Wilder
Mentor Professional Affiliation
Curriculum and Instruction
Restricted Access Thesis
Moore, Taylor, "An Analysis of the National Standards Movement in Secondary Education, its Effectiveness, and its Implementation in School Systems in the Future." (2018). Honors Theses. 548.