ERIC Number: ED380276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Status Study of Mathematics and Science Education in Texas From 1979-1993.
Walenta, Brian; James, Robert K.
Texas required a curriculum review of all subjects in 1979. From this review came major changes in the state's educational system. This document reports on the status of the mathematics and science education reforms that took place in Texas from 1979 to 1993. The first section, "National Education Reform," includes a chronology of reform events and descriptions of the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation. The next section, "Texas Education Reform," discusses several levels of state government involved in education reform: Texas State Legislature, Texas State Board of Education, Texas Education Agency, and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The third section, "Standardized Testing," discusses results from state basic skills tests and national standardized tests for Texas students. The next section, "Educational Outcomes on the Classroom/School Level," discusses class time spent on mathematics and science at the elementary level; average class size, course enrollment, and advanced courses at the secondary level; and teacher preparation. Next, "Partnership Programs," through which adults assist in the daily operation of local schools, are discussed. Finally, suggestions for resolving problems of assessment of educational programs are given: identify measurable educational goals; create assessment tests based on educational goals; provide minimal and measurable requirements for schools; and provide educational workshops for school and community leaders in the area of partnership building. An appendix includes a directory of 76 mathematics and science partnerships, programs, and projects in Texas. Contains 25 references. (MKR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Alliance for Science, Technology and Mathematics, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas