ERIC Number: ED406759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar-27
Reference Count: N/A
ACHIEVE: A Resource Center for Governors and Business Leaders on Academic Standards, Assessments, Accountability, and Technology. 1997 Annual Report.
Achieve, Inc., Washington, DC.
"Achieve" is an independent, nongovernmental organization that was created out of the March 1996 National Education Summit. The summit was convened by the National Governors' Association and the International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation. Achieve's goal is to sustain the momentum generated at the national summit and to support governors and business leaders in their standards-based school-improvement efforts. Achieve will undertake five strategies to meet its mission: (1) provide public leadership in support of standards-based reform; (2) develop and maintain a national clearinghouse on standards, assessments, and accountability systems used by states and countries; (3) offer a voluntary benchmarking program to compare standards and assessment tools among states and countries; (4) furnish technical assistance; and (5) publish an annual public report on progress made toward meeting the commitments. This annual report marks the first anniversary of the 1996 National Education Summit. The report emphasizes two broad themes--productive partnerships and commitments kept. Contents are based on a survey that asked governors and business leaders about their past year's activities. Four sections describe state summits, the commitments kept by the private sector and by individual states, and governors' statements about education. The importance of higher academic standards, assessments, and accountability systems is recognized as a priority throughout the nation. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Achieve, Inc., Washington, DC.