ERIC Number: ED239764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Achieving Excellence. The Indiana State Board of Education 1984 Legislative Program.
Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis.
The Indiana State Board of Education's 1984 legislative program focuses on seven broad aspects of education. Concerning early childhood education, section 1 recommends the expansion of Project Primetime (a program reducing the size of kindergarten, first-grade, and second-grade classes) and the establishment of an incentive system encouraging school districts to offer full-day kindergarten. Section 2 focuses on program recommendations related to the acquisition of basic skills, including a testing and remediation program, an incentive program encouraging high school students to enroll and excell in science and math courses, and programs for adult education. Section 3 contains recommendations for increasing the length of the school year and summer school programs. Section 4 reports plans for the gifted and talented education program, while projects for innovative education are the topic of section 5. Section 6 offers recommmendations concerning teachers; specifically discussed are a functional literacy tests for program entry and out-of-state applicants, and continuing education for teachers. Section 7 presents estimates of the fiscal impact of the 1984 legislative program and of Project Primetime. (RH)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Adult Education, Basic Skills, Continuing Education, Cost Estimates, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Incentives, Literacy, Primary Education, Program Costs, Public Schools, Remedial Programs, State Boards of Education, Summer Programs
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis.
Identifiers: Full Day Programs; Indiana; Literacy Tests for Teachers; Project Primetime