ERIC Number: ED317326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Helping Schools Succeed at Helping All Children Learn. Report of the Senate Special Committee on School Performance, Fifteenth Alaska Legislature.
This report summarizes a state senate committee's assessment of school performance in Alaska and its conclusions and recommendations to the legislature. Chapter 1 describes Alaska's school districts, school enrollment, and educational expenditures. Chapter 2 discusses school reform in America in 1983-87, Alaska's comparative lack of reform efforts, and a new state requirement for compilation of standardized test scores that may set the stage for change. Chapter 3 assesses Alaskan school performance based on standardized test scores, dropout rates, surveys of school superintendents and high school seniors, testimony gathered at seven committee hearings, inferences drawn from national assessments in specific skill areas, and consideration of population characteristics and school expenditures. Chapter 4 outlines conclusions about outcomes of education, the process of schooling, district leadership and governance, and accountability and school improvement generally; and committee recommendations for declaring the purpose of schooling and obtaining broad accountability, encouraging school- and community-based improvement, enhancing the ability of the state Department of Education to foster school improvement, and establishing a joint committee to continue the work of the special senate committee. Appendices, which make up three quarters of this document, contain extracts and summaries reviewed by committee members. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Legislature, Juneau.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska