ERIC Number: ED440445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Department-Wide Objectives: 1999 Performance Reports and 2001 Plans. Volume 1. U.S. Department of Education.
Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Under Secretary.
This report provides an overview of the Department of Education's (ED) progress toward four main goals: (1) help all children reach challenging academic standards; (2) build a solid foundation for learning for all children; (3) ensure access to postsecondary education and lifelong learning; and (4) make ED a high-performance organization. The document provides a concrete description of strategies being used to reach these goals, presents plans for fiscal year 2001, describes key strategies and performance measures, and identifies department-wide issues. The report is divided into four sections, each of which describes in detail the programs that are in place to help the ED reach its goals. For goal 1, seven objectives are listed, such as creating safe, disciplined, and drug-free schools; and offering more public school choices to families. The four objectives listed for goal 2 include the objective that all children will enter school ready to learn. The four stated objectives for goal 3 all address the need to help students succeed in postsecondary education. Goal 4 has seven objectives listed, such as the one that states that ED employees are highly skilled and high performing. Further information on improving information systems, on coordinating with other agencies, on data-quality standards, and other details are provided. (RJM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Annual Reports, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Management by Objectives, Organizational Objectives, Performance Factors, Quality Control
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.ed.gov/pubs.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Under Secretary.