ERIC Number: ED329598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-25
Reference Count: N/A
Measuring Progress toward the National Education Goals: Potential Indicators and Measurement Strategies. Discussion Document.
National Education Goals Panel, Washington, DC.
For six national education goals, the major objectives, significant issues and questions concerning measuring/monitoring the nation's/states' progress toward meeting these goals, a list of resource group membership, and an abstract of resource group interim reports are provided. The National Education Goals Panel--six governors, four members of the President's administration, and four members of Congress--enlisted the aid of six resource groups of educators, business people, and technical experts in identifying: which indicators best measure progress toward each goal, data for the panel's first annual progress report, and the content of future progress reports. The six goals state that by the year 2000: (1) all children in America will start school ready to learn; (2) the high school graduation rate will increase to at least 90%; (3) American students will leave grades 4, 8, and 12 having shown competency in challenging subject matter including English, mathematics, science, history, and geography, and every American school will ensure that all students learn to use their minds well, so they may be prepared for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment in the modern economy; (4) students in the United States will be first in the world in science and mathematics achievement; (5) every adult American will be literate and will have the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in a global economy and exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship; and (6) every American school will be free of drugs and violence and will offer a disciplined environment conducive to learning. Instructions and a form for submitting public testimony for panel consideration are included. One appendix presents sample questions concerning state systemic reform policies. (RLC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Goals Panel, Washington, DC.