ERIC Number: ED468094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Key State Education Policies on K-12 Education, 2000: Time and Attendance, Graduation Requirements, Content Standards, Teacher Licensure, School Leader Licensure, Student Assessment. Results from the 2000 CCSSO Policies and Practices Survey, State Departments of Education.
Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC. State Education Assessment Center.
This report is designed to inform policymakers and educators about the current status of key education policies across the 50 states that define and shape elementary and secondary education in public schools. Time and attendance policies cover length of school year, date for start of school, length of school day, year-round school, kindergarten programs, student-attendance requirements, and state preschool policies. Graduation requirement policies cover state course-credit requirements for high school graduation and core academic subjects; specific courses required in mathematics and science for graduation; credit requirements in health, physical education, and foreign language; state course-credit requirements for advanced diplomas; and high school exit-exam requirements. Content standards include the status of state content standards in academic subjects, state policies on textbooks and standards, and state policy linking professional development with content standards. Teacher preparation and licensure policies cover standards for teacher licensure; professional development requirements for teacher license renewal/recertification; states requiring teacher assessment for new license; state requirements in academic fields for elementary license; state requirements for license in English/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies; and college major in specific academic areas required for state teacher certification/license. (Contains 29 tables.) (RT)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, State Action, State Regulation, State Standards
Council of Chief State School Officers, One Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-1431 ($10). Tel: 202-408-5505; Fax: 202-408-8072; Web site: http://www.ccsso.org. For full text: http://www.ccsso.org/pdfs/KeyState2000.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC. State Education Assessment Center.