ERIC Number: ED433354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Academics 2000 First Things First. FEEDBACK. Publication Number 98.03.
Academics 2000 First Things First is the Texas initiative under the Goals 2000 Act. The purpose of Academics 2000 is to raise the academic achievement of all Texas students by ensuring that each child achieves grade level mastery of the foundation subjects by the end of the fourth grade. In 1996-97, three Academics 2000 grants were received by single campuses, and three were received by pairs of campuses. One grant was received by three campuses together, and one was received by a program for students with dyslexia, involving five campuses. Copies of the 1997-98 evaluation reports submitted to the Texas Education Agency by these schools are summarized on a school-by-school basis. Academics 2000 funding is provided for planning and implementation of initiatives to improve reading, including professional development, and for preservice education to provide early childhood and elementary educators with skills and knowledge to foster reading achievement. Every Academic 2000 program also has a parent participation component. Programs implemented under Academics 2000 at each of the participating schools are described, and the performance indicators used to evaluate each program are described and evaluated. These indicators include scores on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Program Evaluation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Goals 2000