ERIC Number: ED400347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The National Education Goals Report, Building a Nation of Learners, 1996.
National Education Goals Panel, Washington, DC.
The National Education Goals Report serves as a barometer of the nation's progress toward the national education goals defined in early 1990. This year's report, sixth in a series of annual reports planned through the year 2000, focuses on standards and assessments, two areas of educational reform which are currently of interest to state and local communities. The report also updates information reported in 1991-1995 to indicate changes since the baseline reporting year whenever additional data has become available. Chapter 1 answers frequently asked questions about setting standards and creating assessments and provides knowledge so that parents and students can actively participate in discussions and the decision making process in their communities. Examples of challenging state assessment programs and activities from Maryland, Connecticut, and Kentucky are given. Chapter 2 summarizes progress on each of the 25 core indicators and takes each of the national goals and summarizes what has been learned since 1991 and what remains to be discovered in that goal area. Chapter 3 outlines each state's progress on a set of core indicators that is similar to the national core indicators. Overall, the Goals Panel stresses that it will be impossible to achieve the National Education Goals unless states and local communities demand more from their students by setting rigorous standards for student achievement and by designing new forms of assessment to determine whether students have mastered challenging subject matter. Appendices include technical notes and sources for the national and state core indicators. (Contains 8 tables and 25 graphs.) (MAK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Mathematics Instruction, National Surveys, Reading Instruction, Science Instruction, Standards, State Programs, State Standards, Student Evaluation
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Education Goals Panel, Washington, DC.