ERIC Number: ED308206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Development of a 50-State System of Education Indicators: Issues of Design, Implementation, and Use.
Blank, Rolf K.
The process of developing a state education indicators system using the model proposed by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is described. The CCSSO model has three components--indicators of educational outcomes; indicators of school policies and practices; and indicators of contextual factors, or state characteristics. The goal is to relate educational outcomes to state program policies and practices, accounting for factors outside the education system that affect what schools can accomplish. Two projects are examined to demonstrate how comparative state indicators can be developed: (1) the design and implementation of the State Science/Math Indicators Project--an effort to develop indicators for monitoring and reporting on states' progress in improving science and mathematics education; and (2) the National Assessment Planning Project--an effort by a consortium of 18 national organizations to prepare for expanding the National Assessment of Educational Progress to produce state-by-state comparisons of student achievement. Examination of these two projects demonstrates that the indicators are based on the analysis of what information is important to collect about educational progress in specific subject areas and how this information should be reported. Ten figures and four tables provide information about the implementation of these two projects. (SLD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Science and Engineering Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress