ERIC Number: ED259443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Educating Nevada's Youth: A Plan for Improving Our Schools. A Report to Nevadans.
Nevada Governor's Commission on Educational Excellence, Carson City.
National statistics reported in recent studies of educational quality and information gathered by the Nevada Governor's Commission on Educational Excellence both show disturbing trends in educational performance, despite some positive indications. Among recent signs of improvement in Nevada are the recognition of some Nevada schools as outstanding by the United States Department of Education, the strengthening of requirements and curricular offerings by local school boards, revisions in standards for basic skills proficiency, rising scores on Stanford Achievement Tests among some student groups, and increasing standards for teachers' professional competence. The recommendations made by the Governor's Commission extend these improvements by calling for an increase in graduation requirements; a stronger and more carefully monitored curriculum, particularly in vocational and technological areas; and the establishment of an evaluation system that would allow Nevada's schools to be compared with each other and with those of other states, would provide recognition for successful programs, and would foster diagnostic efforts. The commission also recommends expanding the amount of time allocated to education; improving teacher preparation, certification, recertification, work assignment practices, and compensation; and increasing the involvement of parents, community members, and Nevada's special populations in the educational effort. (PGD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada Governor's Commission on Educational Excellence, Carson City.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada