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ERIC Number: ED355650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 71
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
State Education Indicators, 1990: For the School Year 1989-1990.
Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
It is crucial that measures and indicators for important aspects of the educational system be found and collected. As the education system strives to meet commonly identified goals, effective inputs become easier to identify and become more amenable to common collection and use, overcoming the two major impediments to developing national education indicators: the lack of sufficient incentive to collect information, and balkanized data collection programs. This report provides new and important data regarding teacher preparation, certification, and assessment; state instructional efforts; models of instructional reforms; and data from the 1990 NAEP mathematics assessment. Gaps in the report's data include cost-of-living factors when measuring per-pupil costs; direct measures for physically and linguistically handicapped students; measures of teachers' professional performance; and school completion rates and achievement. Collection of valid state-level indicators is crucial to providing information for future educational policies. Over the long run, a comprehensive data set could tell policy makers that certain policies, under given environmental conditions, seem to be associated with certain outcomes, adding immensely to the information base upon which educational policy is made. Seven charts and 29 tables of state-by-state data are included. (TEJ)
Council of Chief State School Officers, State Education Assessment Center, 400 N. Capitol Street, Suite 377, Washington, DC 20001-1511 ($12.50).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress