ERIC Number: ED330728
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. Compendium of Interim Resource Group Reports.
National Education Goals Panel, Washington, DC.
In 1990, 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 (RGs) of educators, business people, and technical experts in identifying: which indicators best measure progress toward six national education goals, data for the panel's first annual progress report in September 1991, and the content of future progress reports. Each RG included between 8 and 10 members. The six goals state that by the year 2000: (1) all children in the United States will start school ready to learn; (2) the high school graduation rate will increase to at least 90%; (3) U.S. students will leave grades 4, 8, and 12 having shown competency in challenging subject matter including English, mathematics, science, history, and geography, and every U.S. 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) very U.S. adult 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 U.S. school will be free of drugs and violence and will offer a disciplined environment conducive to learning. This document presents six RG interim reports corresponding to the six goals. The reports highlight ways of measuring and monitoring the nation's/states' progress toward meeting these goals. Lists of the membership of each RG and instructions and a form for submitting public testimony for panel consideration are included. (RLC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Goals Panel, Washington, DC.