ERIC Number: ED332311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan-26
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Tennessee Public Education: Five Years of Accomplishments and Challenges for the Future. Annual Joint Report of the State Board of Education and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Nashville.; Tennessee State Board of Education, Nashville.
Tennessee's challenge for the future is to further change and revitalize the state's educational system by sustaining the momentum of the 1980s reform movements. Data collected during 1984-89 indicate that gains from school reforms are illustrated by improved standardized test scores, increased student readiness for college and work, a better system of postsecondary student assessment and improved development programs for school faculty as well as increased partnerships between schools and the private sector. The State Board of Education's Master Plan for Public Education, Grades K-12, identifies seven key result areas such as adult literacy, family/community involvement, and funding, and supplies objectives, strategies for objective accomplishment, ways to measure progress, and state initiatives required to bring about progress for each area. Five principles, including linking higher education to elementary education, make up the foundation for Tennessee's Master Plan for Higher Education developed by the state's Higher Education Commission. To provide a context for relating goals and developing long-range plans for educational reform, national demographic projections are given and these are followed by a series of predictions for Tennessee public education for the year 2000 and beyond. State requirements for high school graduation and undergraduate admission are given in appendices A and B. Appendices C and D list schools recognized for outstanding achievement. Three other appendices listing centers of excellence, centers of emphasis, and chairs of excellence, are also included. (EJS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Professional Development, Public Education, Recognition (Achievement), School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Restructuring, School Support, Student Improvement
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Nashville.; Tennessee State Board of Education, Nashville.