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ERIC Number: ED508101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 45
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The Governance Divide: The Case Study for Oregon. National Center Report #05-7
Venezia, Andrea; Kirst, Michael W.
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
This case study is part of a broader research project examining state policies and governance structures that span K-12 and postsecondary education. Oregon has been a leader in K-16 reform through its development of the Proficiency-based Admission Standards System (PASS), which articulated postsecondary expectations and linked them with K-12 reforms. This study, while being cognizant of these fast-paced changes, provides a snapshot of Oregon's K-16 reform efforts as of March 2004, with additional contextual and historical information collected from previous research from Stanford University's Bridge Project, and with follow-up interviews with selected participants in fall 2004 to identify key changes between March and August 2004. In presenting the findings, this report first describes the context of Oregon's education reforms, including descriptions of each relevant agency and public education entity. The report summarizes the major statewide K-16 reforms and outlines some of the key accomplishments as well as challenges to K-16 reform in the state. The report then offers a short summary of changes in the state from March to August 2004 before concluding with thoughts about the present and future of K-16 reform in Oregon. The Oregon Interview Protocol is appended. (Contains 32 endnotes.) [For "The Governance Divide: A Report on a Four-State Study on Improving College Readiness and Success. National Center Report #05-3," see ED508097. For the New York case study, see ED508100. For the Florida case study, see ED508098. For the Georgia case study, see ED508099.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership; National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education; Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Georgia; New York; Oregon