ERIC Number: ED432813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Academics 2000: 1997 Progress Report.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This is the second progress report under "Academics 2000: First Things First," a Texas initiative under the Goals 2000 program. The Academics 2000 Education Improvement Plan, adopted in 1995, is organized under the nine objectives for Texas public education listed in the Texas Education Code. The progress report discusses implementation strategies, measures, and timelines for key education initiatives, and it highlights progress being made in the key components of the Academics 2000 initiative: (1) subgrants to school districts and consortia; (2) development of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills; (3) centers for educator development; (4) technology planning and professional developments; and (5) Ed-flex waiver demonstration program. The report's nine chapters not only describe progress being made on the various measures in the Academics 2000 Plan, it also covers the initiatives being undertaken to achieve the objectives. Each measure in the report contains baseline data and updates. In some cases, the baseline data shown in the report are different from those reported in the plan, due to changes in the methodology used to compute the measure. The report concludes with highlights of progress and indicates areas where additional efforts are needed. It also includes 3 appendices that provide a summary of the Academics 2000 budget for the first 4 years and other information. (Author/RJM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Annual Reports, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Program Evaluation, Student Improvement, Tables (Data)
Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701-1494; Tel: 512-463-9744; Web site: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/A2000
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Goals 2000