ERIC Number: ED391864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Using National Education Goals To Assess Cleveland Public School Performance. Research Report #10.
de Acosta, Martha
An assessment of the educational status of children and youth attending Cleveland (Ohio) public schools was conducted through analysis of recent trends in the district and a comparison of the performance of students in the Cleveland schools with that of students in other large urban districts, Atlanta (Georgia), Boston (Massachusetts), and San Francisco (California). Goals for educational reform established in Cleveland in its Vision 21 plan were closely aligned with the national urban education goals and the six national education goals defined in 1990. These goals provided the framework for the evaluation of the status of Cleveland school children. Comparing them with students in the other three urban districts made it apparent that Cleveland students fared below average on five of six national education goals and were evidently performing considerably below the national average. Knowing that Cleveland students lag in achievement, attendance, and graduation rates is not enough to bring about improvement. More specific data on how instruction is being conducted at present is required in order to design changes that will promote student outcomes that indicate competence and mastery. (Contains 13 tables and 15 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Comparative Analysis, Dropouts, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Status Comparison, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Graduates, Low Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: Cleveland State Univ., OH. Urban Child Research Center.