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Guest Editorial

Mary Lindquist, Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Jeremy Kilpatrick 

July 1997, Volume 28, Issue 4, Page 394

Abstract:
In two spirited, well-attended sessions at the research presession of the annual NCTM meeting in Minneapolis in April, colleagues shared with each other and us their thoughts about perspectives from theory, research, and practice that ought to serve as the basis for revising the NCTM Standards documents. As the December 1996 NCTM News Bulletin detailed, the Commission on the Future of the Standards is overseeing a recasting of the current documents into a single entity for the twenty-first century that will strengthen relationships among the curriculum, teaching, and assessment standards and that will address new challenges in these areas. Writing teams have been assembled and are meeting this summer. A draft document is scheduled to be released in the fall of 1998, with the final document (possibly available in an electronic format) scheduled for release in 2000.