“It is hard to resist the notion that what is important is whatever we and our peers happen to know. But if we buy that simplistic idea, the clones we create will be poorly prepared to cope with changing reality…” The Standards Juggernaut By Marion Brady. http://www.marionbrady.com/Articles.asp
If You Hate Standards, Learn To Love The Bell Curve, By Douglas B. Reeves. http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2001/06/06/39reeves.h20.html
Inside the Black Box: Raising Standards Through Classroom Assessment, By Paul Black and Dylan Wiliam (Last modified January 26, 2006 http://www.pdkintl.org/kappan/k_v80/k9810bla.htm)
Stiggins, R. & Chappuis, J. (2006). What a difference a word makes. Assessment for learning rather than assessment of learning helps students succeed, JSD, 27 (1), 10-14.http://ati.pearson.com/downloads/What-a-difference-a-word-makes.pdf
Ainsworth, L. (2003). Power Standards: Identifying the Standards that Matter the Most.Englewood, Colorado: Advanced Learning Press
Ainsworth, L. (2010). Rigorous curriculum design: how to create curricular units of study that align standards, instruction, and assessment. Englewood, Colorado: Lead and Learn Press.
Ainsworth, L. & Viegut, D. (2006). Common formative assessments. How to connect standards-based instruction and assessment. Thousand Oaks, CA.: Corwin Press