ERIC Number: ED297005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A National Study of High School Graduation Requirements and Multiple Curricula Offerings in the Secondary Schools across the United States.
Rachal, Janella; Ponthieux, Janie
At the request of the Multiple Curriculum Committee of the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, the current status of high school graduation requirements and related curricula offerings nationwide was studied. Reviews of current educational literature and working papers of the committee and telephone interviews with State Department of Education personnel were conducted. The resulting data were aggregated in response to three research questions, which addressed the following issues: (1) the nature and extent of high school graduation requirements currently in place across the country; (2) the characteristics of the various curricula currently being offered in the nation's schools; and (3) secondary education curriculum models emerging for consideration by educational policymakers in Louisiana. Specific areas of investigation included graduation testing, credit and component requirements, content area credit requirements, core curricula, multiple curricula, diploma options, and honors curricula. (TJH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Office of Research and Development.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 1988).