ERIC Number: ED437727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Promising Practices: Progress toward the Goals, 1999. Lessons for the States.
This document examines progress in the United States toward the National Education Goals. The data are rooted in the annual report of the National Education Goals Panel (NEGP). The Panel, a bipartisan group, drew on the advice of education experts to select the best available data as indicators of progress. States that performed well or improved significantly were asked to explain their achievement, and state officials were asked to what they attributed the state's good performance. The findings indicate that while overall national progress may be slow, state performance varies. Four states have increased their high school completion rates, and 17 states have achieved the 90 percent high school completion target. Fifty states have increased the proportion of Advanced Placement exams receiving a grade high enough to qualify for college credit. For each national education goal, one NEGP indicator was chosen. For example, for Goal 1, ready to learn, the indicator was the percentage of mothers receiving early prenatal care. Eight goals are examined: (1) ready to learn; (2) school completion; (3) student achievement and citizenship; (4) teacher education and professional development; (5) mathematics and science; (6) adult literacy and lifelong learning; (7) safe, disciplined, and alcohol- and drug-free schools; and (8) parental participation. A synopsis of education gains made in Connecticut is offered. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Goals Panel, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut