ERIC Number: ED441689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics in Missouri: Report of the Missouri K-16 Coalition to Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education.
Missouri State Coordinating Board for Higher Education, Jefferson City.
In December 1997, three of Missouri's key educational boards--the State Board of Education, the Coordinating Board for Higher Education, and the University of Missouri Board of Curators--created an historic partnership among business, education, and political leaders. Known as the Missouri K-16 Coalition and composed of prominent Missourians committed to quality education at all levels, the partnership signifies an exceptional and necessary mode of cooperation among Missouri's education policymakers. Since its formation, the Coalition has focused its discussions on ways to produce a more coordinated system of education and to raise the performance levels of all Missouri students. The Coalition reviewed a number of research documents and technical reports which provided a comprehensive background regarding a range of issues, including the importance of mathematics, the performance of U.S. and Missouri students, and the relationship of mathematics performance to individual productivity and economic viability. This report reflects a sense of urgency about the tasks ahead as well as a sincere appreciation for what Missouri's high schools and colleges have already accomplished to improve achievement levels. The conclusions and specific recommendations contained in this report reflect what the Coalition believes to be necessary to reach critical objectives for Missouri. What students need to learn and how to equip novice and veteran teachers at all levels to facilitate new standards are major concerns. More direct collaboration within and between K-12 and higher education is identified as a key strategy. This report also addresses the need for a comprehensive and sustained public information effort to support the systemic change. Appendix 1 lists the official charge to the Coalition by the three boards and the list of Coalition members. Appendix 2 contains a list of resources considered by the Coalition over the past 21 months. Appendix 3 provides a list of supplemental resources. (Contains 45 references.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, High Schools, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Professional Development, Teacher Education
Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education, 3515 Amazonas Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109. Tel: 573-751-2361; Fax: 573-751-6635; Web site: http://www.mocbhe.gov.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Coordinating Board for Higher Education, Jefferson City.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri