ERIC Number: ED359642
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Public Education Waivers To Improve Student Achievement, 1991-92.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This report contains a synopsis of all public education waivers to improve student achievement granted to Texas school districts during the period from September 1, 1991 through August 31, 1992. The purpose of the waivers is to set aside a requirement or prohibition imposed by state law that inhibits student achievement. The state's educational governance philosophy is to allow districts maximum flexibility to develop processes and programs to achieve state standards for student achievement and to hold districts accountable. Following the introduction, the first section describes Texas Partnership Schools and how the waiver process applies to them. Subsequent sections offer descriptions and lists of waivers granted to school districts regarding staff development, course requirements, final examinations, certification, the Texas Teacher Appraisal System, textbooks, and other general waivers. The most prevalent waiver involved staff development, which allows a district or campus to conduct one or more days of staff development in lieu of student instruction. Numerous waivers were also granted in the areas of final examinations and course requirements. An index to waivers by district and a list of exceptions to maximum class size limitations are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Decentralization, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Education, School Based Management, State Legislation, State School District Relationship, State Standards
Texas Education Agency, Publications Distribution Office, 1701 N. Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701-1494 ($2).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas