ERIC Number: ED239413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Raising Expectations: Model Graduation Requirements.
California State Board of Education, Sacramento.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
The master plan in this document, drafted to improve the quality of education in California, is the result of (1) a survey of graduation requirements in the state and elsewhere in the nation and (2) public hearings. With the impetus of state legislation enacted in April 1983, the California State Board of Education has requested each district maintaining high schools to review, during the 1983-84 academic year, its present and planned graduation requirements, using the board's model as a yardstick, and to report to the board by June 1, 1984, the graduation requirements they have established or plan to establish. The board has also suggested that schools phase in the district-approved graduation requirements for students entering high school in fall 1984 and graduating in spring 1988. The model is presented in alphabetical order by subject area: computer studies, English, foreign language, mathematics, natural science, social sciences, and visual and performing arts. The course title and level, aims and objectives, and course content are provided for each course. Recommendations are made for the implementation of the model. The appendixes contain a history of the development of the model, descriptions of optional courses, acknowledgments, and a selected list of California State Department of Education publications. (MLF)
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Course Descriptions, English Curriculum, Graduation Requirements, High Schools, Instructional Improvement, Natural Sciences, School Effectiveness, Second Language Instruction, Secondary School Curriculum, Secondary School Mathematics, Social Sciences, State Boards of Education, State Standards, Theater Arts, Visual Arts
Publication Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802 ($2.75; California residents add sales tax).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Board of Education, Sacramento.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.