ERIC Number: EJ303741
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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Curriculum Reform and School Performance: An Evaluation of the "New Basics."
Alexander, Karl L.; Pallas, Aaron M.
American Journal of Education, v92 n4 p391-420 Aug 1984
Criticizes the "Five New Basics" proposal on the basis of the Educational Testing Service's Growth Study, which found that completion of core curriculum enhances test performance only if the student's course performance is very high. Concludes that the National Commission did not comprehensively evaluate current educational conditions and developments. (KH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)
IES Cited: ED497123