Estes, Mintz and Gunter state that, 'Classroom instruction must be aligned with state standards and the related high-stakes tests in order to give students with the opportunity to be successful' (Estes et al, 2011).
1) Describe how state standards came into existence. Describe the impact of the standards movement on classroom instruction.
2) How can classroom instruction meet up both learner and societal goals considering the mandated state standards and the requirements of students?
3) What successes and challenges do you predict as a future educator with regard to state standards and student learning and success.