ERIC Number: ED137280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Statewide Developments in Performance-Based Education: A Survey of State Education Agencies 1976. Report No. 1 of the NCES Fast Response Survey System.
Goor, Jeanette; And Others
This survey was designed to provide specific information about the number of states that are involved in adopting statewide performance based education (PBE) standards for "basic" or "life" skills, the scope of PBE activities, and the states' perceived needs for further research information to assist in planning and implementing programs. Highlights of the results include: (1) in August 1976, 29 states were planning or operating PBE programs for basic skills that reach approximately two-thirds of our nation's public elementary and secondary school students; (2) 24 states were also planning or operating PBE programs for the "life" skills needed for everyday tasks; (3) five states (enrolling about one-fourth of our nation's public school pupils) had PBE programs in operation; (4) development of PBE programs is related to the size of the public school enrollment in a state; (5) the PBE programs (planned or operational) cover a wide range of program aspects; (6) the two items most often included in PBE programs were multiple opportunities to pass a required test of competence and new or revised programs or courses; and (7) most states expressed a strong need for further research for all but a few of specified program items. (A sample survey is appended). (MM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.