This graphic depicts a flow chart of a standards-based system. A box on the upper left reads 'content standards' and has one arrow connecting it to a box to the right labeled 'assessments' and another arrow pointing down and to the right connected to a box labeled 'classroom instruction. From the 'classroom instruction box' a dotted arrow leads to the right and a dotted box containing the word 'assessments.' Another arrow leads down and to the right from the 'classroom instruction' box to a box labeled 'student learning.' From the student learning box there is an arrow leading up to the 'assessments' box. To the right of the flow chart are three words reading, from top to bottom, 'state,' 'teacher,' and 'student.'