ERIC Number: ED363955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Systemic Reform--Monitoring Its Progress.
Link, v11 n3 p1-3,9 Fall 1992
This paper discusses a series of questions that state policymakers can use to assess the systemic nature of their education reform efforts. Suggestions are offered for identifying the evidence of scope, coherence, and balance of reform. To assess the scope of reform, a first step is to determine if the performance-based standards provide the organizing principle for state reform efforts. The next step is to evaluate all aspects of the system and its provision of equity. To monitor coherence of a reform effort, policymakers should coordinate curriculum frameworks, develop an assessment instrument that measures the original performance-based goals, and provide teacher training that reflects changes in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. To achieve a balance between centralized and decentralized forces, it is suggested that states encourage creativity and flexibility among schools to meet statewide educational goals. (LMI)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.