ERIC Number: ED328612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan-30
Reference Count: N/A
S. 2034. A Bill To Authorize the Creation of a National Education Report Card To Be Published Annually To Measure Educational Achievement of Both Students and Schools and To Establish a National Council on Educational Goals, before the Senate. One Hundred-First Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate.
A Bill (S. 2034) with a short title of the "National Education Report Card Act of 1990," was introduced in the Senate by Senators Bingaman, Mitchell, Kennedy, and Harkin. The contents of this Act include the following sections: findings, establishment, membership and appointments, functions, interim council report, annual report card, powers of the council, administrative provisions, and authorization of appropriations. The establishment of an independent council of respected, bipartisan, and diverse experts to study the nation's educational system was recommended. This council would have the power to make recommendations to the President and the Congress and to issue annual reports in the form of a national report card. Nine voting members and three ex officio non-voting members were proposed. The council's mandate would include: (1) compiling and analyzing existing information about educational achievement of students and schools in public and private education; (2) developing, monitoring, and reporting progress on a comprehensive set of attainable national educational goals; and (3) identifying gaps in existing data. An interim report should recommend goals to be achieved before the year 2000. The first report card would be due in 2 years, and annual reports would follow. Administrative provisions are described. The Bill was referred to the Committee on Labor and Human Relations. (SLD)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress