ERIC Number: ED359651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
One Student at a Time: Report of the State Board of Education Task Force on High School Education.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
In creating the Texas Task Force on High School Education, the State Board of Education directed the task force to review the status of public high school education in Texas and develop a policy to prepare the state's high schools for the 21st century. This report is the task force's response to that charge. The first section analyzes the need for restructuring Texas high school education. Inadequacies of the current system are demonstrated in academic underachievement, particularly among minority students, and health and safety issues. Subsequent sections offer information on each part of the high school education policy: mission; community of learning; organization; curriculum, instruction, and assessment; professional growth and development; and student supports. Recommendations for restructuring include the following: abandon academic tracking and class ranking; pair each student with a teacher to develop an individualized learning plan; improve teacher working conditions and give teachers more control; coordinate student support services with other professionals; and develop an instruction-focused, flexible daily school schedule. To implement the task force policy, it is recommended that secondary education build educational excellence and equity, provide professional development, create a network to support high school restructuring, communicate and coordinate high school reform, and establish local and state conferences on high school education. (Contains 35 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, High Schools, Outcomes of Education, School Restructuring, State Action, State Standards
Texas Education Agency, Publications Distribution Office, 1701 N. Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701-1494.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas