ERIC Number: ED334276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug-26
Measuring Progress toward the National Education Goals: Public Testimony, Volume 3. Summary of Testimony on Measures for Future Progress Reports.
National Education Goals Panel, Washington, DC.
Patterns in general comments from public testimony and proposed future indicators (PFIs) presented at the National Education Goals Panel (NEGP) Regional Forums concerning recommendations by the six NEGP Resource Groups (RGPs) are outlined. The RGP recommendations focus on ways of measuring/monitoring the nation's/states' progress toward meeting the President's and governors' six national education goals. Between April 12 and May 17, 1991, eight governors conducted NEGP Regional Forums, during which NEGP RGP representatives presented their preliminary recommendations about each goal, heard public comments, and provided each RGP with feedback. The NEGP also held forums at the April meetings of two national organizations. PFIs for Goal 1 (readiness for school) include: a school entry form, a health screening form, and an in-school assessment profile. PFIs for Goal 2 (high school completion) include a national student data reporting system. PFIs for Goal 3 (student achievement and citizenship) include a national standards and student assessment system. PFIs for Goal 4 (science and mathematics) include: continued enhanced participation in the International Assessment of Educational Progress and the International Assessment of Educational Achievement, continued use of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and collection of data on policies and use of state curriculum and professional teaching standards. PFIs for Goal 5 (adult literacy and lifelong learning) include: strengthening and expanding use of the National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS), creating target scores for NALS performance, and using data produced by the Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills. PFIs for Goal 6 (safe, disciplined, and drug-free schools) include: continued use/expansion of the Monitoring the Future student survey for the National Institute of Drug Abuse and the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, encouragement of good local data collection, and use of "super" indicators. (RLC)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Advisory Committees, Annual Reports, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Indicators, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Measurement Techniques, Meetings, National Programs, Public Opinion, Regional Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Goals Panel, Washington, DC.