ERIC Number: ED385060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Synthesis Report Update 1994: Reports on the Status of Education, Desired Outcomes, and Reform Initiatives. Synthesis Report 16.
Geenen, Kristin; And Others
This report analyzes 40 reports published in 1993 and 1994 that reflect current national education reform initiatives. Included are three types of reports, addressing: the status of education as reflected in student outcomes, academic standards, and reform initiative implementation. Fifteen of the 40 reports address the current status of education; of these, 10 are comprehensive and cover many indicators while the remainder include reports on literacy, secondary education trends, and teacher surveys. Four documents address the desired outcomes of education and concern science literacy and national standards for geography, history, and arts education. The remaining 21 documents address the following: general issues and recommendations surrounding any reform effort; specific concerns arising from educational reform; level of federal involvement; accountability; vocational education; opportunity to learn; and standards and assessments. For each report, information is provided on: contents of the report; organizational source; whether the report contains references to students with disabilities; additional resources; and how to obtain the report. A list of publications and products of the National Center on Educational Outcomes is appended. (Contains 127 references.) (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Change Strategies, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Government School Relationship, Literacy, State of the Art Reviews
Publications Office, NCEO, 350 Elliott Hall, 75 East River Rd., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($15).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.