ERIC Number: ED241513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
More Work in the New Basics Is Needed to Meet Standards of National Commission on Excellence in Education. National Center for Education Statistics Bulletin.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
An analysis of 12,000 1982 high school graduates' transcripts, as part of a study conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics, substantiates the National Commission on Excellence in Education's (NCEE) concern about students' insufficient coursework in the new basics: English, mathematics, science, social studies, and computer science. An analysis of who earns how many credits in the new basics reveals substantial differences among subgroups defined by race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, high school program, type of school attended, and geographical region. Analysis presented in this bulletin has three parts: (1) an examination of course distribution taken in the new basics, with a focus on number of additional credits needed by some students to meet NCEE standards; (2) a description of the number of credits earned by grade level; and (3) a comparison of credits earned among students with different backgrounds. Six tables and figures are included. (JMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.