ERIC Number: ED350340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep-4
Reference Count: N/A
Potential Strategies for Long-Term Indicator Development. Reports of the Technical Planning Subgroups.
National Education Goals Panel, Washington, DC.
The National Education Goals Panel was created by the President and Governors in July 1990 to assess and report on the progress of the nation and states in achieving six National Education goals by the year 2000. The Panel created six resource groups, one for each goal, to develop short- and long-term recommendations for methods to ensure progress. The recommendations of the resource groups were forwarded to Technical Planning Subgroups that were created to address the following topics: (1) Goal 1 (all children will start school ready to learn), developing an early childhood assessment system; (2) Goal 2 (increasing the high school graduation rate to at least 90 percent), developing a national student records system; (3) Goal 3 (competence in challenging subject matter), developing a national system of examinations linked to common standards; (4) Goal 4 (U.S. students will be first in the world in science and mathematics), creating improved indicators of science and mathematics instruction; (5) Goal 5 (every adult will be literate), obtaining international workforce comparisons and developing examination systems; and (6) Goal 6 (schools will be safe, disciplined, and drug-free), creating improved state and national indicators of such schools. This volume contains the recommendations of the resource groups and the technical planning subgroups, goal by goal. An appendix contains a summary of preliminary work of the subgroups. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Adult Literacy, Early Childhood Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Indicators, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, High School Graduates, Long Range Planning, Mathematics Achievement, National Competency Tests, School Restructuring, Science Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Goals Panel, Washington, DC.