ERIC Number: ED448512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Brief on Educational Progress, 1992-2000.
Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC.
This brief examines educational progress in the United States from 1992-2000 in such key areas as standards and accountability, student performance, closing the achievement gap, technology, and increased access to higher education. This progress was measured in the context of key initiatives that helped the nation's schools and students to make these gains. The results show that in 1992, only 14 states had standards in core subjects, whereas in 2000, 49 states had standards and 48 states had assessments to measure student progress. During the 8-year period, reading and math scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress increased for 4th, 8th, and 12th graders, including those students in the highest poverty schools. Advances for the latter group were partly attributed to the finding that the percent of high-poverty schools receiving Title I funds went from 79 percent in 1994 to 96 percent in 1998. Math SAT scores reached a 30-year high, and more high-school graduates than ever went to college, with notable gains for low-income high-school graduates. Student aid doubled and more students benefited from federal student grants and loans. Gains for students with disabilities, greater access to preschool opportunities, improvements in safety and school discipline, and advances in teacher quality are discussed. (Contains 32 endnotes.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC.
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