ERIC Number: ED345336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
District Progress toward the State Education Goals. Part 2: School Finance Act.
Silverstein, Jan, Ed.
Information about Colorado's second year of progress toward its 1995 educational goals is summarized. Data were based on a review of progress reports submitted to the State Board of Education by individual districts. Progress in addressing each of the state goals and priority objectives is evaluated in the following areas: (1) graduation rate (goal: 90% by 1995, in 1991 rate increased from below 76% to 80%); (2) attendance rate (goal 95%, in 1991: 94.6%); (3) student achievement (goal: measurable and significant gains in achievement, 1991: 60% of districts reported success); (4) identifying and addressing performance discrepancies among racial/ethnic and gender groups (progress was mixed); (5) meeting the needs of at-risk students (progress was mixed); (6) defining, measuring, and reporting student proficiencies (all districts reported they were working to define/identify proficiencies and the majority are developing assessments); (7) certifying the diploma/guaranteeing the graduates (goal: all high school graduates will receive a diploma certifying they possess skills necessary for entry to workplace and postsecondary education, majority are in the process of developing diploma and 18 are guaranteeing graduates); and (8) addressing national educational goals (three-fourths of all districts have met all of their goals). Twelve tables and a state map are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Boards of Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Outcomes of Education, State Action, State School District Relationship
Colorado Department of Education, 201 E. Colfax, Denver, CO 80203 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Note: For Part 1, see ED 330 102.