ERIC Number: ED345335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the Challenge: K-12 Public Education in Colorado, 1992.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Colorado schools are undergoing a major transformation. Local communities are organizing around their schools and developing action plans to reach the state's educational goals. The 1992 report on K-12 education contains information about Colorado's efforts to implement four strategies: educational accountability; high expectations and standards for student performance; teacher preparation and renewal; and community support for restructuring. Three critical challenges include transforming teaching and learning to enable all students to reach their full potential, providing quality instruction, and acknowledging diversity while ensuring equal opportunity, respect, and the fullest use of Colorado's human resources. Section 2 describes the state's accountability progress and plans, new initiatives (such as Colorado 2000, Challenger Schools, and Charter Schools), new legislation, and major state board actions. Section 3 summarizes Colorado students' performance as measured by standardized tests, unadjusted graduation rates, and other indicators. Section 4 documents declining public support for education since the mid-1980s, and section 5 provides a demographic profile of Colorado students. Section 6 profiles educational personnel, and section 8 covers enrollment figures, student-teacher ratios, state educational programs, and public school finance. Boards of Cooperative Educational Services are identified, and a Colorado school district map is provided. (MLH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Change Strategies, Demography, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Public Education, Public Support, School Restructuring, Standards, State Boards of Education, Student Welfare, Youth Problems
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.