ERIC Number: ED445173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Standards, Assessment and Accountability: A New Civil Rights Frontier. Summary of Policy Seminar Series.
White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, Washington, DC.
A series of four policy seminars was held in 1999 to discuss suggestions to ensure that Latino children reap the benefits of standards-based accountability and to illuminate related issues for the educational system. This report summarizes those seminars. The first was "Educational Standards, Assessment and Accountability: A New Civil Rights Frontier," a session that laid the groundwork for subsequent discussions of the standards movement and its impact on the educational attainment of Hispanic students. The second seminar, titled "Assessment as a Learning Tool: From Hope to Reality" included a discussion of testing practices and accountability systems that promote educational excellence. The third seminar, "Current Policies and Practices in Assessing English Language Learners," focused on the controversy that continues to surround language in the United Sates and the impact of national, state, and local policies and effective practices on Latino students. The final seminar, "A Look at Current State Practices," focused on the efforts of state and local policymakers and the challenges they face as states progress toward full implementation of educational reform. This summary synthesizes information and recommendations from all of the seminars and identifies promising and worrying trends in educational policy and practice affecting Latino students. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Civil Rights, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic American Students, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, Washington, DC.