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Hansen, Kenneth H. – 1979
The back-to-basics movement and public demands for educational quality guarantees have led state education agencies (SEA's) to examine their options in four areas: definition of the basics, relevant curricular and programming alternatives, alternatives for evaluating achievement of basics-related goals, and methods of reporting achievements to the…
Descriptors: Back to Basics, Basic Skills, Competency Based Education, Educational Assessment
Hansen, Kenneth H. – 1979
Current public demands for increased educational quality can best be met at the state education agency (SEA) level, but the SEA is faced with the fact that no single, clearly acceptable definition of educational quality exists. As a result of this lack of consensus, the SEA must examine the policy options available before taking action. First,…
Descriptors: Agency Role, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Educational Quality
Hansen, Kenneth H. – 1985
Many strategy options are open to state education agencies interested in developing statewide programs to support and guide local school improvement efforts. Agencies can focus on instructional improvement, more general school improvement, improvement of the curricular program, or changes in educational structures. Factors influencing which of…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education