New Standards

New Standards is a joint project of the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) at the University of Pittsburgh and the National Center on Education and the Economy. Beginning in 1991 the project culminated in the publication of New Standards Performance Standards, a set of internationally competitive performance standards in English language arts, mathematics, science and applied learning at the 4th, 8th and 10th grade levels. The standards are no longer in print, but can be downloaded here in PDF form.

New Standards Performance Standards Volume 1: Elementary School
Reprinted 1998
The standards for elementary school are set at the level of achievement expected of students at approximately the end of fourth grade.
Elementary School Introduction
Elementary School English Language Arts
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Applied Learning
Elementary School Appendix
Elementary School Contributors and Bibliography

New Standards Performance Standards Volume 2: Middle School
Reprinted 1998
The standards for middle school are set at the level of achievement expected of students at approximately the end of eighth grade.
Middle School Introduction
Middle School English Language Arts
Middle School Math
Middle School Science
Middle School Applied Learning
Middle School Appendix
Middle School Contributors and Bibliography

New Standards Performance Standards Volume 3: High School
Reprinted 1998
The standards for high school are set at the level of achievement expected of students at approximately the end of tenth grade.
High School Introduction
High School English Language Arts
High School Math
High School Science
High School Applied Learning
High School Appendix
High School Contributors and Bibliography


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