ERIC Number: ED336820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
New Directives in School Performance: The Legislature as Advocate and Guarantor. Report of the Joint Committee on School Performance to the Seventeenth Alaska Legislature.
Alaska State Legislature, Juneau.
In its enabling legislation, the Alaska Joint Committee on School Performance was instructed to identify and recommend those subjects for priority legislative attention that might lead to improved school performance. The Committee's study found that inadequate school performance can be attributed to the following needs: (1) stricter school district accountability; (2) encouragement of greater local participation in school affairs at the community or building the level; (3) interagency coordination of services, funding equity, equal opportunity, professional development, and school district organization. Recommendations are made in the areas of accountability; incentive grants and local participation; health and family services programs; early childhood and parenting education; school finance and governance; professional development; program definition and curricula; and research, evaluation, and dissemination. Two tables, six figures, and a separate executive summary are included. Appendices contain the first report of the committee, "Excellence in School Performance," (January 1990), state outcomes and standards for student performance, the CS House Bill 470, state statutes and the public school foundation program, property tax law, the Alaska Association of School Administrators education foundation funding proposal, a review of education legislation in other states, and an essay by the director of the Senate's special committee on school performance. (32 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Legislature, Juneau.
Note: Includes Executive Summary.