ERIC Number: ED366057
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
California Public Education: A Decade after "A Nation at Risk."
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
This document examines the accomplishments of California's educational reform movement (1983-1993) in the context of the five major recommendations outlined in the 1983 report, "A Nation at Risk." A more comprehensive view of the state's systemic reforms is also provided. The five goals included the following: (1) strengthen graduation requirements and provide a stronger curriculum; (2) adopt more rigorous and measurable standards and expectations; (3) devote more time to study the core curriculum; (4) enhance staff development and the teaching profession; and (5) provide effective leadership and adequate resources. Although school productivity is difficult to quantify, data indicate that progress is occurring for all categories of students. California has also been challenged by 100,000 new students that have entered schools annually since 1983, an increase in the number of limited-English speaking and economically disadvantaged students, and declines in funding. Twelve figures are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Outcomes of Education, Public Education, State Action, State Norms, State Programs, State Standards
Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271 ($4.75 plus sales tax for California residents).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California; Nation At Risk (A)
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