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ERIC Number: ED317609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Accountability in the SREB States.
Cornett, Lynn M.
The 1988 report by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) entitled "Goals for Education: Challenge 2000" reflects concerns of government and educational leaders in the 15 states of the SREB area (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia) by placing more emphasis on direct accountability of the educational system, expressed through the performance of students. The 12 goals targeted in the report include improving student achievement, decreasing dropout rates by 50%, and assuring that four out of five college-bound students are ready for college work. The following are examples of actions underway in SREB states: (1) reporting school progress through establishing indicators and data collection; (2) setting school accreditation standards; and (3) establishing school incentive and reward programs. The prosperity and unprecedented economic growth that characterized the SREB area in recent years are slowing, and officials in these states will soon be making tough decisions about educational funding. Failing to focus on outcomes for students and failure to use accountability to determine areas of success and areas where schools are not doing well will mean that disparities in opportunities and outcomes for disadvantaged students will continue and may increase. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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