ERIC Number: ED372472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-May
Reference Count: N/A
Examples and Summaries of State Initiatives To Develop Goals, Standards and Outcomes.
In the United States, education reform has many forms, but one of the most widespread versions is the adoption of performance-based or standards-based education. The basic premise of such reforms is a shift in focus from inputs to outcomes. This publication provides examples and summaries of state initiatives to develop goals, standards, and outcomes. State initiatives are grouped by the type of reform. Under each state is an overview of the effort and, when appropriate, an outline of organizational structure. States that have outlined their state-level objectives in documents called "common cores of learning" include Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, and Virginia. Other states describe expectations of students through the use of graduation requirements or "certificates of mastery." These include Minnesota and Oregon. Alabama, Arkansas, and Florida are states that have emphasized the six National Education Goals in their reform efforts. Finally, some states adopt major changes in their education code or enact legislation toward a standards-based system. These include Colorado, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Washington. (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Outcomes of Education, Performance, School Restructuring, Standards, State Action, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives
Education Commission of the States, 707 17th Street, Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427 (Stock No. SI-94-1; $5 plus $2.50 postage and handling; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.