ERIC Number: ED468573
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
2000 Comprehensive Biennial Report on Texas Public Schools. A Report to the 77th Texas Legislature.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This comprehensive report on Texas schools indicates that more than 80 percent of students pass the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TASS) test, and students continue to show impressive gains on math and reading tests. Chapter 1, "Student Performance," provides data on student performance on the Spring 2000 Texas Assessment of Academic Skills for all grades, subjects, and tests. Chapter 2, "Student Dropouts," provides statewide data that indicate stabilized dropout rates. Chapter 3, "Academic Excellence Indicators," reports the progress Texas is making across a broad range of indicators. Chapter 4, "Grade Level Retention," examines the scope, composition, and geography of student retention. Chapter 5, "Status of the Curriculum," contains information about the implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills tests in more than 10 subject areas. Chapter 6, "District and Campus Performance," assesses the performance of schools and districts, and lists those not in compliance with requirements. Chapter 7, "Deregulation and Waiver," traces the emergence of rules designed to encourage charter. Chapter 8, "Administration Cost Ratios," provides a brief sketch of nonfederal administrative and instructional program expenditures. Chapter 9, "District Reporting Requirements," describes the Texas Education Agency's (TEA) district-reporting requirements. Chapter 10, "Texas Education Agency Funds and Expenditures," examines TEA expenditures on new programs to improve student achievement, including new prekindergarten, kindergarten, and student-success initiatives and the Foundation School program. (TEJ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Achievement Tests, Aptitude Tests, Curriculum Development, Dropout Rate, Educational Finance, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Publications, Outcomes of Education, Public Schools, Scores, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Student Improvement, Student School Relationship, Tables (Data), Test Interpretation, Test Results
Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701-1494. Tel: 512-463-9734; Web site: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/. For full text: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/research/pdfs/2kcompbi.pdf.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Academic Excellence Indicator System