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The First Step Toward Reform
147980: Jan 1, 1992
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 16, Fall/Winter 1992, compares foreign countries' national educational standards with the lack of national educational standards in the United States, focusing on how differences in assessment of student achievement, governance of education, and college admission standards have resulted in an ineffective educational system that does not inspire...
Education Reform: Initial Effects in Four School Districts
PEMD-89-28: Published: Sep 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the effects of state-mandated educational reforms on the academic achievement, dropout rates, and enrollment patterns of educationally disadvantaged secondary school students in four large school districts.GAO found that: (1) state-mandated education reforms included additional academic courses for high school graduation, exit examinations, tighten...
Effective Schools Programs: Their Extent and Characteristics
HRD-89-132BR: Published: Sep 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO conducted a national study of effective schools programs to provide information on program characteristics, focusing on: (1) the number of school districts with effective schools programs; (2) common program characteristics and practices; (3) how school districts evaluated program effects on student achievement; and (4) federal requirements for program eval...
New Directions for Federal Programs To Aid Mathematics and Science Teaching
PEMD-84-5: Published: Mar 6, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1984.
GAO reported on problems in mathematics and science education in the public schools, the prospects for upgrading existing mathematics and science teachers, the viability of retraining teachers of other subjects to teach science and mathematics, and priorities for evaluation in mathematics and science teaching.Those who place a priority upon technical education are concerned about the evidence of p...