ERIC Number: ED352428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun-2
Reference Count: N/A
Equity Issues in Schools. Report to the Colorado State Board of Education.
Colorado State Accountability Advisory Committee.; Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
This report presents a framework of action necessary for effective statewide leadership related to equity in the schools. It also details progress made by the Colorado State Board of Education and the Colorado Department of Education regarding actions related to educational equity, and makes recommendations about where the State of Colorado may focus its efforts to make an impact on the challenges that continue to exist. The following are five specific actions recommended to the State Board of Education by the State Accountability Committee: (1) articulate a strong policy regarding equity issues and support it through training of school boards across the state; (2) expand statewide monitoring of graduation rates, grade retentions, disciplinary actions, and participation in special programs to determine disproportional representation based on race/ethnicity and gender; (3) continue to pursue alternative forms of assessment and to monitor their impact on minority group members; (4) provide continued support for efforts to reform teacher and administrator preparation programs so that these educators become aware of the needs of all groups of children; and (5) for school districts, develop and implement systematic equity programs that include data disaggregation and utilization, staff development, and monitoring of progress. Two figures and two tables support the recommendations. Appendix A contains a discussion of the historical context of equity issues for states edited by Dan Jesse. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Administrator Role, Alternative Assessment, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Evaluation Utilization, Government Role, Guidelines, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Leadership, Minority Group Children, State Government, Training
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Accountability Advisory Committee.; Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado