ERIC Number: ED474359
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Center to Support the Achievement of World Class Outcomes, October 1, 1995-September 20, 2000. Final Report.
Ysseldyke, James E.; Thurlow, Martha L.
The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) was funded in 1995 to carry out 3 major strands of activities (documentation and analysis, networking and dissemination, and technical assistance) to examine and promote the participation of students with disabilities in state and national educational reform efforts related to standards, assessments, and accountability systems. During its first months of funding, staff members engaged in strategic planning for NCEO's 5 years of funding (October 1995 through September 2000). As part of strategic planning, consideration was given to: (1) external issues that might have an impact on how future NCEO activities might be conducted; (2) potential strategies for addressing each of the identified issues; and (3) the need for measurable indices of achieving desired goals for NCEO. Staff then generated four broad goals that summarized the proposed focus of NCEO's activities for 1995-2000. These are as follows: (1) students with disabilities will be part of nationally initiated educational reforms; (2) students with disabilities will be part of each state's standards-based educational reform efforts; (3) students with disabilities will be included in national education data collection efforts; and (4) students with disabilities will be included in national and state level reporting of educational outcomes with results that can be disaggregated. This final report is a brief summary of NCEO's efforts during its funding from October 1, 1995 to September 30, 2000. Section I describes NCEO's four broad goals, along with specific objectives within each goal, and Section II summarizes NCEO's accomplishments according to major areas of focus. Lists of NCEO products by major areas of focus and NCEO presentations are also included. (SG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.