ERIC Number: ED409647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
American Educational Reform and the Catholic High School: Standards, Assessment, Achievement.
Nettles, Michael T.
Among the most notable aspects of the educational reform movement are the efforts by government, corporate, and philanthropic leaders to establish academic standards. This paper addresses two questions: (1) Why is it important for the Catholic high schools of America to set standards and improve assessments? and (2) What types of standards and assessments should schools seek to establish? The paper concludes that Catholic high schools are faced with the challenges of more actively engaging the public, deciding how closely Catholic high school standards should be aligned with public standards, reforming assessment practices, and developing evaluation approaches beyond sorting and screening. (LMI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Catholic Educational Association (94th, Minneapolis, MN, April 1-4, 1997).