ERIC Number: ED327924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Benchmarks, 1990.
Creech, Joseph D.
During the 1980s the 15 Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states led the nation in implementing new standards and programs to improve the quality of education. The most common goals set by SREB states include: (1) ensuring that all children are ready for either first grade or kindergarten; (2) improving accountability programs in which school performance is evaluated regularly; (3) improving student achievement; (4) reducing the dropout rate or increasing the high school graduation rate; (5) increasing the number of students ready for college-level work; and (6) attracting, retaining, and compensating good teachers and faculty. In October 1988, SREB's Commission for Educational Quality put forward 12 specific goals of education and a number of "indicators of progress" for reaching these goals. This report presents SREB's 12 goals and focuses on national benchmarks to which SREB states can compare themselves, addresses the adequacy of reporting systems for measuring progress, and highlights the status of states and the region on key educational indicators. Interspersed with the text are 8 figures and 16 tables. (MLF)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), High Risk Students, Higher Education, Measurement Objectives, School Statistics, State Norms, Statewide Planning, Tables (Data)
Publications, Southern Regional Education Board, 592 Tenth Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318-5790 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.