ERIC Number: ED344749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Starting Today: A Guide to Improving Texas Mathematics Programs for the 1990s.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
In the midst of national education reform and in line with efforts to describe national standards for school mathematics, Texas is taking an aggressive role in reforming mathematics in the public schools. Ways that Texas schools, the Texas Education Agency, and the State Board of Education are addressing the dramatically changing needs of mathematically literate citizens for the 21st century are described. This document includes: (1) the rationale and purpose behind the new directions for school mathematics programs in Texas; (2) the schedule of adoption and implementation for revised essential elements for the catalog of Texas school mathematics courses; (3) the schedule for state adoption of textbooks by school mathematics course; (4) the pertinent evolutionary aspects of the three phases of the statewide assessment programs; (5) the objectives of the current statewide assessment program, the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS); (6) a listing of strategies proposed for the improvement of students' performance on the TAAS; (7) an outline of the staff development program to support the ongoing changes in the mathematics essential elements, textbooks, and testing programs; and (8) a discussion of the requirements for teacher empowerment and curriculum development that are deemed necessary for successful improvement efforts at the classroom level. (JJK)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.