Definitions for "Content standards"
These have been adopted into regulation by the State Board of Education & Early Development in twelve core subject areas: English/language arts, mathematics, science, geography, government & citizenship, history, skills for a healthy life, arts, world languages, technology, employability and library/information. Content standards are broad statements of what students should know and be able to do as a result of their twelve years of public schooling.
According to the Michigan Department of Education's document The Michigan Curriculum Framework (1996), “content standards” are what students should know and be able to do. The standards are broad descriptions of the knowledge and skills students should acquire in the core academic subjects. The knowledge includes the important and enduring ideas, concepts, issues, and information. The skills include the ways of thinking, working, communicating, reasoning, and investigating that characterize each subject area.
Content standards are broad expectations of what students should know, understand and be able to do at a particular grade level in a certain subject. Math content standards describe the knowledge base of a mathematically literate populace.
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