ERIC Number: ED088215
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Basic Quality Education. An Interim Report.
Montana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Helena.
Montana, like other States throughout the nation, is trying to improve the quality and effectiveness of education. Currently, education in Montana is prescribed by State statutes and standards for school accreditation, which statutes and standards are also integral to school funding. The State Board, concurring with the Senate, concluded that since the statutes and accreditation standards fail to define adequately a basic quality education, "interested persons and groups" should be consulted for assistance in developing a definition and goals. The ideas generated by and from people in all of the meetings regarding a basic quality education indicate that the participants want schools to help students acquire basic skills and they also want schools to help students in their personal development. Further, they see that the two must happen together, and that the school and the community share responsibility. These ideas, combined with others derived from the educational statements, provided a basis from which a definition of a basic quality education was formulated. The goal-setting process is based on the premise that if schools can determine what students should learn and can determine how they measure that learning, then questions of accountability can be more readily answered. The goals are therefore used to formulate measurable performance objectives for students at various grade levels. A selected bibliography by publication type and a list of the relevant publications of 24 States are included. (Author/WM)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Bibliographies, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Performance Criteria, Public Schools, School Districts, Standards, State Programs, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Public Instruction, State Capitol, Helena, Montana 59601
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Montana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Helena.
Identifiers - Location: Montana
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title V