ERIC Number: ED461941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Long-Range Plan for Public Education 2001-2006.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Texas has moved from an education system that prescribes procedures to one that emphasizes student achievement. The plan described here provides a framework that educators and policymakers can use to coordinate federal, state, regional, and local education plans and initiatives in Texas. The plan includes the following goals: Students in the public education system will demonstrate exemplary performance in the reading and writing of the English language, in the understanding of mathematics, in the understanding of science, and in the understanding of social studies. Also, each public school student shall master the basic skills necessary for managing the dual roles of family member and wage earner, and for gaining entry-level employment in a high-skill, high-wage job or for continuing the student's education at the postsecondary level. Nine objectives are described: involving parents and family in student learning; having students learn and achieve at their highest levels; reducing the dropout rate; providing relevant curricula; providing quality school personnel; having students demonstrate exemplary performance in academic achievement; making schools safe; providing for educational research and innovation; and providing educational technology. A short glossary concludes the document. (RT)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Publications, Planning, Public Education, State Departments of Education, State Regulation, State Standards, Statewide Planning
Publications Distribution Office, Texas Education Agency, P.O. Box 13817, Austin, TX 78711-3187. Tel: 512-463-9744. For full text: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/reports/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas