Education Policy for the 21st Century

Education Policy for the 21st Century

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qAmid widespread concern that schools are failing to prepare students for workforce participation, higher education, and the economic and technological challenges of the twenty-first century, public school reform efforts across the nation have focused increasingly on standards, performance, and accountability. A particularly critical question involves improving educational opportunities for children in poverty and for other qqat-riskqq students who represent an increasing proportion of public school enrollment.Education Policy for the 21st Century examines a range of key issues in standards-based education reform. Contributors focus on educational trends and issues in metropolitan Chicago, state education policy in Illinois, lessons of Chicago school reform, and standards-based, systemic reform in other states. The volume also includes chapters on standards and assessment in school accountability systems, effects of school spending on student achievement, and qqbuilding-levelqq obstacles to urban school reform.Presenting valuable data and a variety of perspectives, this book illuminates both the challenges and opportunities presented by standards-based education reform.q... Statewide Results 3rd grade 6th grade 8th grade 10th grade Change -4 -2 -13 -22 Math Source: Illinois State Board of ... +40 + 14 3rd grade (ITBS) 6th grade ( ITBS) 8th grade (ITBS) 9th 7: Trends in Reading and Mathematics Scale Scores, anbsp;...

Title:Education Policy for the 21st Century
Author:Lawrence B. Joseph
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 2001


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