ERIC Number: ED485544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-31
A Report to the U.S. Department of Education on Educational Challenges and Technical Assistance Needs for the North Central Region
The North Central Regional Advisory Committee (NC RAC) final report provides our assessment of the technical assistance needs of educators in our region. The technical assistance is to be provided by comprehensive centers and directed toward implementing the programs of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and achieving its goals through the use of scientifically valid teaching methods and assessment tools for use by teachers and administrators. The NC RAC first identified the major challenges and needs facing the region in improving student achievement and implementing the provisions of the NCLB Act. It then assessed the types of technical assistance that might enable educators in the region to overcome the challenges and meet the needs they face. The assessments were based on the results of outreach to stakeholders throughout the region. The RAC disseminated information on its activities to the widest possible group of stakeholders in the region and encouraged review and comment on RAC materials as they were posted on the Web site. The RAC also created three focus groups to collect information on challenges and technical assistance needs from the perspectives of three education stakeholder groups in the region: the state department of education level, urban districts and schools, and rural districts and schools. Appended is: Biographical information about members of the NC RAC. A glossary is also included. [Report prepared by the North Central Regional Advisory Committee.]
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CNA Corp., Alexandria, VA.