The standards movement offers great promise for strengthening American education; however, its success will depend upon how the standards affect classroom practice. Standards in the Classroom provides an excellent set of strategies to assist teachers in this critical task. Audet and Jordan have written a clear guide for making standards work in science and math education.
Studying Audet and Jordan's book before I developed my biology and chemistry curricula allowed a more thorough understanding of state adopted standards and how I can help all students meet them.
In my work with teachers and teaching fellows, I have found no better method for enhancing understanding of the importance of standards and their implementation into content lessons than this book.
The success or failure of reform in education depends on how well each teacher learns how to implement standards in classroom instruction . . . This guide should be helpful in that process.