Developing Educational Standards: Other Nations

Developing Educational Standards

Other Nations

Developing Educational Standards is an annotated list of Internet sites with K-12 educational standards and curriculum frameworks documents, maintained by Charles Hill and the Putnam Valley Schools in New York. Your help with updates or corrections is greatly appreciated. [This page was last updated on February 7, 2000.] -> Return to the Standards index page.

Canada - Alberta
The Alberta Department of Learning/A>'s section on Student Programs contains links to outcomes and programs of study in most subject areas. Further information about standards and assessment appears on the Teaching page. Finally, an Information and Communication Technology contains outcomes, a curriculum scheduled for June 2000 implementation, and a significant body of resources related both the technological and the library media side of information.

Canada - Alberta
The Alberta Ministry of Education has published the Western Canadian Protocol for Collaboration in Basic Education, with Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories working together to develop common frameworks. The site currently has frameworks in math (K-9 and 10-12) and English (K-9).

Canada - BC
Curriculum and Resources BranchBritish Columbia Ministry of Education lists a variety of reports on curriculum and assessment on a Publications page. (Of particular interest are task reports for math and social studies, both released fairly recently). A separate Prescribed Learning Outcomes page contains outcomes links for most subject areas.

Canada - Council of Ministers of Education
The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) has put the March 1997 draft of the Common Framework of Science Learning Outcomes, K to 12 online as a set of pdf documents. The draft is a major component of the Pan-Canadian Protocol for Collaboration on School Curriculum.

Canada - Ontario
The Ontario Ministryof Education and Training maintains a Curriculum and Policy Documents page with links to recent versions of its grades 1-8 standards and curriculum guides for the arts (1998), health and physical education (1998), French (1998), science and technology (1998), language (1997), and mathematics (1997). Subject area documents contain introductory material and knowledge and skill expectations for each grade level. Online versions of the documents tend to be large (200-400 K) and take a while to load onto a computer screen. You can download Adobe Acrobat versions by clicking on a link at the top of each subject area page. (Thanks to Bill Grobe for this information)

Canada - Western Canadian Protocol Development Site
The education ministries of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, and Yukon Territory have formed the Western Canadian Protocol for Collaboration in Basic Education to develop common K-12 curriculum frameworks in several areas. The first framework in, math for grades K-9, appeared in June 1995. The remainder of the math is under development, as of early 2000, along with frameworks for language arts and international languages. The site also includes a link for social studies, but the link leads nowhere.

Papua New Guinea
The International Education Agency of Papua New Guinea (an independent school organization) has placed the first two of eight standards documents on its web site. (Thanks go to Greg Whiddon of the IEA for this information.)