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Osborne, David – Progressive Policy Institute, 2016
Since Congress has passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) states are revamping their federally required systems to measure school quality and hold schools accountable for performance. However, most are doing so using outdated assumptions, holdovers from the Industrial Era, when cookie-cutter public schools followed orders from central…
Descriptors: Accountability, Measurement, Public Schools, Educational Change
Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2008
Americans are deeply concerned about their present and future prospects in a time of economic uncertainty. Policymakers have a make-or-break opening--and an obligation--to chart a new path for public education that will secure the nation's economic competitiveness. This guide summarizes the challenges and opportunities that, if left unaddressed,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Economic Climate, Educational Opportunities, Competition
D'Andrea, Vaneeta; Gosling, David – Open University Press, 2005
The emergence of the discourse around learning and teaching is one of the more remarkable phenomena of the last decade in higher education. Increasingly, universities are being required to pay greater attention to improving teaching and enhancing student learning. This book will help universities and colleges achieve these goals through an…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Higher Education, Educational Objectives, Teacher Improvement
Gaible, Edmond; Burns, Mary – Online Submission, 2005
This handbook is intended to help decision makers in developing-country governments and donor agencies in their efforts to utilize information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve and expand teacher professional development (TPD) activities. To the extent possible in a brief work, the handbook combines a global perspective--including…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Faculty Development
McCarthy, Karen – 1994
This paper, which is intended as a guide for state policymakers, examines issues and steps in building state-level school-to-work systems. Discussed in the introduction are the state's role in creating a coherent school-to-work system. The following aspects of state-level governance, oversight, and vision are considered: setting system goals,…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Apprenticeships, Articulation (Education)
Halvorson, Judith K.; Stenglein, Sharon M. – 1991
Awareness of the need for essential reforms within mathematics education evolved fundamentally as the consequence of several national reports, culminating in the documentation of this need with "Everybody Counts" in January 1989. The publication of "Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics" by the National…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Change
Council on School Performance Standards, Frankfort, KY. – 1989
The Council on School Performance Standards, appointed in February of 1989 by the Governor of Kentucky, was charged with finding out what students in Kentucky should know and be able to do, and with determining the best ways to assess student learning. The Council met with six groups: community leaders; employers; parents; school administrators;…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment
Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budget, and Evaluation. – 1991
This paper discusses major issues having to do with definition of terms and implementation strategies implicit in the first national education goal, which states: "By the year 2000, all children in America will start school ready to learn." The principles articulated in the paper by a collaboration of agencies and the private sector are…
Descriptors: Child Health, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Objectives
National Education Goals Panel, Washington, DC. – 1992
This report reviews the concept and means of assessing progress toward meeting Goal 5 of the National Goals Panel which aims at universal adult literacy and knowledge and skills needed to compete in the global economy and exercise citizenship. The goal's specific objectives focus on the relationship between work and education and outcomes,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Literacy, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Assessment
Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Center for School Improvement and Performance. – 1986
The Indiana State Curriculum Proficiency Guides were developed to provide educators and state decision makers with a framework for evaluating local curriculum and instructional efforts and also to serve as an interactive, self-renewing instrument that would provide the best current thought on student learning needs. This Fall, 1986, Draft of the…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Minimum Competencies
Murphy, Joseph; And Others – 1986
This paper reports on findings of a research study on the district-level control of principals in 12 effective school districts in California. Primary research objectives were (1) to expand knowledge on the nature of administrative control, (2) to develop a better understanding of the processes and activities in effective school districts, and (3)…
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Role, Budgeting, Educational Objectives