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The first section of this report on Idaho's achievement standards provides the mathematics standards for kindergarten through eighth grade. In the second section, social studies standards for kindergarten through fifth grade are given, followed by history of human civilization for middle grades, geography for middle grades, and U.S. history for middle grades. The third section offers science standards for kindergarten, then first through sixth grades, separately. Science standards for the middle grades follow. The fourth section gives standards for language arts/communications; kindergarten through eighth-grade standards are given separately. The fifth and last section delineates health standards, with kindergarten through sixth grade listed separately and middle grades grouped together. In each subject area, skills or concepts are listed by number, followed by subskills that are also enumerated. Each skill is provided with a rationale. All skills and subskills have three columns of data indicating student behavior that will demonstrate performance, content knowledge and skills needed, and samples of its application. Typical examples for the three columns are as follows: (1) understand and use numbers; (2) demonstrate an understanding of the verbal, symbolic, and physical representations of a numbers; and (3) put number cards in order from 0 to 10. Reference sources used for each subject area to formulate the written standards are provided. (RKJ)

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Elementary Education, State Standards

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Author: Guerra, Lydia


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