ERIC Number: ED212194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Butler, Nicholas Murray
Project EQuality, initiated by the College Board in response to the 17-year decline in high school students' college admissions test scores, is described. The project is an effort to enlist schools and colleges in a cooperative campaign to strengthen the quality of secondary education and to carry further the gains of equal opportunity made over the past 20 years. Conceived as a decade-long effort, the one-year-old project has begun with a comprehensive nationwide review of the college preparatory curriculum in the United States. In its beginning, the project has involved more than 400 school and college teachers serving on about 40 of the College Board's advisory and test development committees. It has sought the advice of an additional 100 or more professionals at schools and colleges serving inner city minority youth, and it has called upon the resources of others in education, government, and philanthropy. The participants in the projects have recommended a basic academic curriculum covering six subject-matter areas: English, mathematics, history/social studies, foreign or second language, natural science, and visual and performing arts. Additionally, six basic academic competencies have been defined: reading, writing, listening and speaking, mathematics, reasoning, and studying. The plan is to state the basic academic curriculum in terms of learning outcomes rather than simply course content or duration. Plans for 1981-82 include 34 dialogues on the subject-matter areas. Additional activities and anticipated results are noted. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Advisory Committees, Articulation (Education), Basic Skills, College Bound Students, College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Equal Education, Higher Education, Listening Skills, Logical Thinking, Mathematics, Reading Skills, Secondary Education, Study Skills, Urban Areas, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.