ERIC Number: ED468011
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Expecting Success: An Analysis of Education Policies in Texas.
This report discusses the challenges and successes in creating an education system that meets the needs of all students in Texas. The first two sections provide background information on a project investigating the achievement of students with disabilities in high achieving, high poverty Texas elementary schools, and present a framework for this state policy analysis. A third section discusses the educators and students of the Texas education system and the most notable features of school finance policies. The fourth section examines Texas schools today through the lens of reform efforts that began in the mid-1980s. Within this section, the four themes of accountability, inclusion of diverse learners, early intervention, and flexible use of funding are probed. Additionally, state technical assistance and professional development are examined. The report closes by describing key elements of the Texas education system: (1) it presents clear and concise education information; (2) it promotes an education system that includes diverse learners; (3) every component of the system is expected to focus attention on the teaching and learning process; (4) it encourages the development of consistent goals that allow flexible implementation; and (5) it uses data to identify areas in need of development. Appended are: Methodology Used for First Phase of NASDSE's (National Association of State Directors of Special Education's) Policy Analysis; list of Interview Participants; and the Interview Protocol. (Contains 29 references and 3 tables.) (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Disabilities, Educational Finance, Educational Innovation, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, High Risk Students, Inclusive Schools, Low Income, Performance Factors, Poverty, Prereferral Intervention, Professional Development, Program Improvement, Technical Assistance
Council of Chief State School Officers, One Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-1431 ($10). Tel: 202-336-7016; e-mail: pubs @ccsso.org. For full text: http://www.ccsso.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.; National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Texas