- Poorly written textbooks, worksheets, and resources.
- Assessments that drive instruction, take over schools, and are inappropriate (for a number of reasons).
These are related issues, but they are separate from the standards. I’ll explain how they are related, but it is important to understand that standards
- are not a curriculum,
- cannot (or at least, should not) tell a teacher HOW to teach, and
- are created separately from assessments and assessment decisions.