ERIC Number: ED395946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
State Educational Standards in the 50 States: An Update.
Goertz, Margaret E.
This report provides updated information on state standards in the 1986-87 school year. Each state was sent its previously compiled 1984-85 profile for review and revision. Responses were received from 48 of the 50 states, and data from the 1984-85 profile were used for states that did not respond. The first part of the report summarizes the state-prescribed educational standards that were in effect in 1986-87 and the changes that took place across the states between 1984-85 and 1986-87. Tables providing state-by-state comparison are included at the end of this section. The second part of the report contains individual profiles of each of the 50 states. These profiles present more detailed information on student standards (testing, high school graduation requirements, attendance, and other policies), teacher standards (teacher preparation, certification, relicensing, and staff development), and school and school district standards (length of the school year and day and curriculum requirements). Although state education reform activity tapered off in the period from 1984-85 to 1986-87, states continued to expand student and teacher testing requirements. (Contains 4 figures, 3 tables, and 50 state profiles.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation Requirements, Professional Development, Profiles, State Programs, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Teacher Certification, Teacher Evaluation, Testing Programs, Time Factors (Learning)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.