ERIC Number: ED448531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The House Special Committee on the Education Model Review. Final Report.
The Oregon Quality Education Model (OQEM) is a project that attempts to provide a cost for the state K-12 public education system by offering school funding decisions on a rational basis, based on facts and needs, that can be quantified. The House Special Committee on the Education Model Review was appointed to critique the OQEM since the project had suggested that school funding should be approximately $1 billion more than what the governor and legislature had planned to spend. There was no consensus within the committee; however, the diversity of the committee membership provided a variety of viewpoints shared by the public. A school-finance consulting firm was contracted to review the OQEM from a national perspective. This document reviews the findings of the firm as to funding performance, committee priorities, class size, teachers and administrators, remedial education, educational governance, transportation, and second languages. A summary of the consulting firm report and suggestions offered by the firm are included. (DFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Financial Support, Government Publications, Performance Based Assessment, Public Schools
For full text: http://www.leg.state.or.us/comm/commsrvs/home.html.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Legislature, Salem. Legislative Policy, Research, and Committee Services.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon