ERIC Number: ED461943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Within Reach: Realizing the Vision of High Standards. A Report of the State Education Improvement Partnership.
Many states that are implementing programs designed to institute higher academic standards are seeing signs that suggest they might want to "slow" some efforts, "stop" others, or "detour" to explore a different approach. Now is a good time for state leaders to take stock of lessons learned so they can review and refine approaches to educational reform. The State Education Improvement Partnership (SEIP) created this overview report to help governors, state legislators, members of state boards of education, and chief state school officers in realizing opportunities in standards-based education reform and to provide policymakers and opinion leaders with a national update and perspective on standards-based reform efforts. It highlights successes and puts current challenges in context; shares promising practices and recognizes the reality that dramatic improvements are possible and, in many places, already under way; and spurs continuing actions by policymakers, educators, parents, and others to put public education systems into practice that help many more students reach the desired standards. This report points out the ways of sustaining school improvement. (RT)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Standardized Tests, Standards
For full text: http://www.nga.org/cda/files/2026WITHINREACH.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC.; National Conference of State Legislatures, Washington, DC.; Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.; National Association of State Boards of Education, Washington, DC.; Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.