ERIC Number: ED483346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
California's Teaching Force, 2004: Key Issues and Trends
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning
The stakes for California's schools and students have never been higher. More than 1,600 California schools are now on a statewide "watch list" for failing to meet new federal standards, a number that is expected to triple in less than 5 years. Many of these schools face federal sanctions or even takeover by the state. This year's high school juniors--members of the class of 2006--must pass the state exit exam before receiving a diploma. Only about two-thirds have passed so far. These stakes are now about to be amplified. The settlement of a far-reaching civil rights case, Williams v. California, requires far more public scrutiny of schools, particularly those that are performing poorly. That is the context in which this annual examination of California's teaching profession is offered. The picture is decidedly mixed.
Descriptors: Exit Examinations, High Schools, Teaching (Occupation), High Stakes Tests, Academic Failure, Academic Standards, High School Students, Federal Legislation, Civil Liberties
The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, 133 Mission Street, Suite 220, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Tel: 831-427-3628; Web site: http://www.cftl.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, Santa Cruz, CA.SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.