ERIC Number: ED401695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
What Will It Take?: Standards-Based Education Reform for All Students.
Fraser, Katherine, Ed.
This report presents information from a study of recent state efforts to improve the education system and the implications of these efforts for children with disabilities. The study evaluated educational reform and state policy in 18 states. A major finding of the study was the limited involvement of the special education community in the standards movement, a finding which raises questions concerning whether the reforms have any real chance of benefiting all students. Chapter 1 reviews the new standards-based education reform movement, systemic reform for implementing new standards, national standards, and the Goals 2000 program. Chapter 2 analyzes the ways that states have actually implemented their new standards in the areas of curriculum, assessment, accountability, teacher preparation and professional development, finance, and governance. Chapter 3 examines how the special education community has and has not been involved in the new education reform movement, detailing its involvement in each of the areas listed above. Finally, Chapter 4 considers the implications of new education standards for the variety of children in the nation's schools. (Contains 17 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, National Standards, Needs Assessment, Policy Analysis, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives, Student Needs, Student Participation, Trend Analysis
Center for Policy Research, 1012 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; 800-220-5183 ($10 plus $2 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Policy Research on the Impact of General and Special Education Reform, Alexandria, VA.