ERIC Number: ED431234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Setting New Standards, Reaching New Heights: A Report by the Governor's Advisory Task Force on Education and Learning.
Hanle, Robert C.
This report presents the findings of a governor's task force charged with developing the mission and direction of education in Wisconsin. The document provides the background behind the formation of the task force and the role of education in the state's economy. It relates how education represents the state's largest expenditure and describes the lack of high expectations for students. It discusses the controversy surrounding state standards, concerns about state standards and testing, state standards in core subjects, standards and assessment development, and the task force's recommendations on standards. The report then outlines the standards themselves, and their importance in helping students attain a higher level of knowledge and skills. Standards are only as strong as the system measuring their achievement and the public acceptance of standards and of assessment. The report profiles strategies for public engagement and offers suggestions for professional development, stating that standards and assessment must be employed to improve student performance. It outlines ways to help students with disabilities and suggests that all students be included in statewide assessments. Various recommendations on public engagement, on professional development, and on assessment participation are featured, along with a glossary of key terms. (RJM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Blue Ribbon Commissions, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Policy Formation, State Standards, Statewide Planning
"Setting New Standards, Reaching New Heights," Office of the Governor, P.O. Box 7863, Madison, WI 53707.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Governor's Office, Madison.; Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin