ERIC Number: ED366165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Synthesis Report Update 1993: Recent Activities in National Goals, Standards, and Tests. Synthesis Report 8.
Geenen, Kristin; And Others
This report provides updated information on major national activities related to the development and assessment of educational outcomes of students with disabilities who are receiving special education services. The report reviews major initiatives in the areas of the national education goals (Goals 2000), standards, and national testing. The section reviewing the national education goals outlines 1993 progress toward each goal. The section on standards discusses content standards, performance standards, school delivery standards, and system performance standards, and discusses the establishment of criteria for standards. The section on national testing focuses on the history of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the push toward national testing, how NAEP might be adapted, and concerns about linking state/district assessments. The report finds that minimal movement was made nationally toward the recognition that "all students" includes students served in special education programs. There was some recognition of the issues surrounding students with disabilities, in the report that accompanied the Senate version of the Goals 2000 legislation. Appendices contain excerpts from the report of the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources on Goals 2000 and testimony of Martha L. Thurlow before the National Educational Goals Panel. (Contains approximately 70 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, National Competency Tests, National Standards, Public Policy, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Testing Programs
University of Minnesota, National Center on Educational Outcomes, 350 Elliott Hall, 75 E. River Rd., Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($15).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.; Saint Cloud State Univ., MN.; National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Goals 2000
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress