ERIC Number: ED355622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Condition of Education 1992: Making Changes, Measuring Results.
Vermont State Dept. of Education, Montpelier.
Vermont is working to reform its educational system, and, according to some assessments, improvements are being made. On average, Vermont's students write reasonably well and fourth graders perform better than national averages in mathematics on selected questions from the National Assessment of Education Performance. However, many students also suffer from poverty, hunger, and abuse that hinders their school performance. Vermont has four goals for improving its educational system. First, every child must become a competent, caring, productive, responsible individual and citizen who is committed to continued lifelong learning. Lack of preparedness to enter school, poverty, teen pregnancy, drug abuse, and poor student health and well-being are obstacles to accomplishing this goal. Second, schools will be restructured to support very high performance for all students. Special-education programs and math, science, and technology education are to be improved. Third, the state will recruit and support the nation's most effective teachers and school leaders. New professional development opportunities will be offered, and teacher assessment and salaries will also be reviewed. Fourth, partnerships will be formed among parents, educators, students, and other citizens to support teaching and learning in every community. (JPT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vermont State Dept. of Education, Montpelier.
Identifiers - Location: Vermont