ERIC Number: ED460222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Opportunities in Washington's High Schools under State Education Reform: Background and Student Outcomes.
This report discusses educational outcomes for Washington state's public high school students, describing national trends in high school reform. Information came from surveys and interviews with teachers, students, and parents and national and state data. Many reforms have been tried nationwide. Most Washington high schools had students in standard grades. The legislature and State Board of Education were responsible for setting high school requirement policies. The 1998-99 annual dropout rate was 4 percent for 9th graders and 7 percent for 12th graders. Over 60 percent of young Washington adults had some additional education after high school. White and Asian American students were most likely to pass the 10th-grade state standardized test. From 1995-99, Washington students had higher average SAT verbal and math scores than the national average. The report describes methodology for determining what educational opportunities and programs are available to students. Seven appendices present tables and data on national trends in high school reform; national networks of school reform; small schools research and grant programs; history of state legislative policy changes for high school; data on Washington's high school and college students and their performance, and additional student performance measures. (Contains 67 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Dropout Rate, Educational Change, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Graduation, High Schools, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Minority Group Children, Public Schools, State Government, Tables (Data)
Washington State Institute for Public Policy, 110 East Fifth Avenue, Suite 214, P.O. Box 40999, Olympia, WA 98504-0999. Tel: 360-586-2677; Fax: 360-586-2793; Web site: http://www.wsipp.wa.gov.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Inst. for Public Policy, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington