ERIC Number: ED416578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Foundations for High Achievement: Safety, Civility, Literacy. K-12 Public Education.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Research and Evaluation Unit.
The state of Colorado has set high standards for students based on three fundamental principles: safety, civility, and literacy. How these standards were integrated into the schools is the subject of this report. It opens with an overview of the foundations of academic success and the process involved in implementing standards-based education. The state assessment program is detailed, along with the results of a 3-year study depicting the growth of charter schools and the significant changes in teacher licensure amendments. The educational performance of Colorado's students is then profiled, with an emphasis on mathematics achievement, the achievement of college-bound students, high school graduation rates, and postsecondary participation. Demographic information is offered, with descriptions of public school membership, private school enrollment, home study participation, the nonschool population, and information on students at-risk. A profile of educational personnel is provided, which focuses on school district personnel, educator preparation, and teacher assessment. Colorado's educational system and programs are likewise discussed, along with an analysis of school district revenues and expenditures. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Research and Evaluation Unit.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado