ERIC Number: ED483723
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Good and Bad News about Florida Student Achievement: Performance Trends on Multiple Indicators Since Passage of the A+ Legislation. Policy Brief.
Education Policy Studies Laboratory, Arizona State University College of Education
What is the news on Florida's student performance since the passage of the A+ legislation? This brief presents a review of long-term data on five state and national indicators. It verifies outcomes and trends and examines the main premise of the A+ mandate that, given appropriate schooling, students will have equitable outcomes and access to opportunities. The data show positive outcomes and steady gains at the elementary level; the pattern, however, is not sustained at the secondary level.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Indicators, Student Diversity, Accountability, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Academic Standards, Educational Change, High Stakes Tests, Educational Trends
Education Policy Research Unit, Education Policy Studies Laboratory, College of Education, Division of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, P.O. Box 872411, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-2411. Tel: 480-965-1886; Fax: 480-965-0303; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http:/edpolicylab.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Education Policy Studies Lab.