ERIC Number: ED455590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Promising Practices: Progress toward the Goals, 2000. Lessons from the States.
It is said that "there is no problem in American education that is not already solved in some American school. The pressing need is to discover these success stories and learn from them." This document presents data from educational indicators used by the National Education Goals Panel (NEGP) to provide insight into what works in schools across the nation. The data show that while overall national progress may be slow, state performance varies, and some states are doing well. Seventeen states have achieved a 90 percent high school completion rate, and all 50 have increased the number of Advanced Placement exams. Eight NEGP goals are presented starting with a description of their focus, a list of objectives, the indicator variable, a discussion of the indicator's importance, statistics tables, noteworthy success cases, lessons learned, and informational resources. Goals include: (1) Ready To Learn; (2) School Completion; (3) Student Achievement and Citizenship; (4) Teacher Education and Professional Development; (5) Mathematics and Science; (6) Adult Literacy and Lifelong Learning; (7) Safe, Disciplined, and Alcohol- and Drug-Free Schools; and (8) Parental Participation. Minnesota's world-class science performance on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study in 1995 is discussed as an NEGP case study. A list of resources for further reading concludes the document. (RT)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Publications
For full text: http://www.negp.gov/page9-3.htm.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Goals Panel (ED), Washington, DC.