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ERIC Number: ED363658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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By the Year 2000...
Burkett, John; Griffith, Jeanne E.
This article provides a brief review of the genesis of the National Education Goals and considers the role of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in monitoring progress toward them. Reform movements began the call for back to basics in the 1970s. The emerging debate among educators, business and professional leaders, policymakers, and parents led to the 1989 Education Summit of President Bush and the governors. At the Summit a broad vision of educational goals was set forth, and the National Education Goals Panel began the work of defining specific national goals. The NCES is faced with the problems of determining what policymakers need to know and finding a way to collect this information. The problem of measuring dropouts exemplifies the complexities of the task faced by the NCES. In addition to definition and measurement, the NCES provides extensive technical advice. Assisting policymakers to understand what is measurable and in what ways is a role statistical agencies are uniquely able to perform. (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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