ERIC Number: ED293996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar-9
Reference Count: 0
What High School Students Know and Can Do.
Barton, Paul E.
The state of education today is a somewhat long story whose plot includes progress, accomplishment, mediocrity, and failure. Trends in achievement over the last two decades are mixed. Americans are gaining in equality of educational achievement. High school students read rather well (at least compared to the common understanding) and write quite poorly. Young adults in America are largely literate, but they fail alarmingly at many common tasks described to them through print. Finally, the proportion of the population reaching a higher-order, or critical, thinking level is likely seriously inadequate. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference Board meeting "Beyond Business Education Partnerships: Aiming at a High Competitiveness Quotient" (Washington, DC, March 8, 1988).