ERIC Number: ED328601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May
Five Years Later: A Look at the EIA Investment.
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Div. of Public Accountability.
A 5-year review of the impact of South Carolina's comprehensive reform legislation, the Education Improvement Act of 1984 (EIA), is presented. Throughout the report, comparisons of EIA program productivity in 1989 with pre-EIA performance are displayed in short program summaries, 33 graphs, and 14 tables. The EIA targeted seven major areas for improvement: (1) raising student performance; (2) teaching and testing basic skills; (3) elevating the teaching profession; (4) improving leadership; (5) implementing quality controls and rewarding productivity; (6) creating effective partnerships; and (7) providing school buildings. Most programs are now operating statewide, while some continue to be phased in. On nearly every quantifiable indicator of quality and effectiveness, the data show marked increases since the passage of the EIA. Opinions from students, teachers, and administrators confirm the positive effect of EIA programs on the educational system." (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Div. of Public Accountability.