ERIC Number: ED442869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Raising the Bar: Standards and Tests in California's High Schools. A Town Hall Meeting.
Arnstine, Barbara; Futernick, Ken; Hodson, Timothy A.; Ostgaard, Kolleen
In 1999, the LegiSchool Project planned to conduct the 12th in its series of televised Town Hall Meetings to provide a forum in which California high school students, educators, and legislators can engage in face-to-face dialogue about problems of mutual interest. For 1999, the topic is standards and tests in California high schools. This guide contains background material, articles, and critical thinking questions to help participants prepare for the meeting. The introduction contains six newspaper articles related to standards and high school testing and poses four critical thinking questions. The second section, "Standards and Accountability," contains two state bills related to testing and six articles from newspapers, with five critical thinking questions. Section 3, "High School Graduation Examination," focuses on California's graduation requirements, with two excerpts from proposed legislation, six newspaper articles, and six critical thinking questions. Section 4 considers social promotion through one state bill, three newspaper articles, and four questions to stimulate critical thinking. Section 5 discusses "New Ways To Meet the Standards" through six newspaper articles and four critical thinking questions. An appendix contains brief descriptions of first extraordinary session bills for 1999-2000. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Broadcast Television, Educational Testing, High School Students, High Schools, Legislators, State Legislation, Test Use
Senate Publications, 1020 N Street, Room B-53, Sacramento, CA 95814 (Order number 989-S; $3.50 includes shipping and handling; checks payable to Senate Rules Committee). Tel: 916-327-2155.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Sacramento.; California State Legislature, Sacramento. Senate.
Identifiers - Location: California