ERIC Number: ED369137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Education in Indiana: An Overview. Special Report.
Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Education Policy Center.
This report, updated and expanded from a 1990 report, covers seven broad areas of Indiana education since 1980: (1) governance; (2) reform; (3) student enrollment and attainment; (4) student achievement; (5) curricular requirements and programs; (6) education work force; and (7) education finance. Additionally, the report provides data on economic, demographic, and social conditions in Indiana as a backdrop to an understanding of the state's education system. The focus is elementary and secondary public education, though the report also addresses postsecondary education whenever such information is helpful in providing a fuller understanding of specific topics. Whenever possible comparisons are made between data on Indiana with data from Indiana's four neighboring states--Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio--as well as with national data. Throughout the past decade Indiana has made intense improvement efforts, focusing on accountability, standards, and testing. This report is designed to answer questions about efforts being made to improve Indiana's educational system, results of the improvement efforts made so far, and what the future holds for Indiana's educational system. (KDP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Class Size, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Governance, School Funds, Teacher Qualifications
School of Education Office, Indiana Education Policy Center, Smith Center for Research in Education, Suite 170, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47408-1698 ($10 plus $2.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Education Policy Center.