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For more than a decade, research studies of mathematics education in high-performing countries have concluded that mathematics education in the United States must become substantially more focused and coherent in order to improve mathematics achievement in this country. To deliver on this promise, the mathematics standards are designed to address the problem of a curriculum that is "a mile wide and an inch deep."
The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects ("the standards") represent the next generation of K-12 standards designed to prepare all students for success in college, career, and life by the time they graduate from high school.
Within the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), there are three distinct and equally important dimensions to learning science. These dimensions are combined to form each standard - or performance expectation - and each dimension works with the other two to help students build a cohesive understanding of science over time.
(NCSS) first published national curriculum standards in 1994. Since then, the social studies standards have been widely and successfully used as a framework for teachers, schools, districts, states, and other nations as a tool for curriculum alignment and development. However, much has changed in the world and in education since these curriculum standards were published. This revision aims to provide a framework for teaching, learning, and assessment in social studies that includes a sharper articulation of curriculum objectives, and reflects greater consistency across the different sections of the document. It incorporates current research and suggestions for improvement from many experienced practitioners. These revised standards reflect a desire to continue and build upon the expectations established in the original standards for effective social studies in the grades from pre-K through 12.
Site enables access to detailed information on Delaware schools (includes school addresses and links, names of principals and ways to contact), complete information on content and teaching standards, certification information and much more.
Delaware Educator Data System (DEEDS) is the State of Delaware's online source for educator licensure/certification and credential maintenance. DEEDS provides its users with the tools necessary to apply for and maintain Delaware licensure/certification. In addition, DEEDS is a resource for those considering becoming licensed/certified educators in the State of Delaware.
The ETS® Performance Assessments are reliable evidence-based portfolio assessments designed to promote learning and guide your reflective practice to improve student learning. Currently, our performance assessments measure key skills at different stages of your career including in pre-service and school leadership roles.
The Praxis® tests measure the academic skills and subject-specific content knowledge needed for teaching. The Praxis tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification process required by many states and professional licensing organizations.
Delaware Department of Education and Delaware local school systems, employment listings.
Up-to-the-minute news on education issues. A great source of information on issues affecting all educators. A great source from which to develop research questions.
A great site that provides access to thousands of good to outstanding lesson plans, current news, themes, links, etc.!
A free job placement service that provides information and links to thousands of schools across the country. Teacher candidates can prepare and submit resumes on-line. Excellent success rate!