Secondary school students (21 - 28 of 28 items)
Vocational Education: Status in School Year 1990-91 and Early Signs of Change at Secondary Level
HRD-93-71: Published: Jul 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on vocational education during school year 1990 through 1991, focusing on: (1) the status of vocational programs in secondary schools; and (2) changes to vocational programs nationwide.GAO found that: (1) although schools generally do not have many of the quality components and instructional approaches needed, changes in vocational-te...
Systemwide Education Reform: Federal Leadership Could Facilitate District-Level Efforts
HRD-93-97: Published: Apr 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on national systemwide educational reform, focusing on the similarities and differences between federal reform efforts and district reform experiences.GAO found that: (1) local school districts reviewed are able to make curriculum, professional development, and assessment decisions because they have well-developed standards for student...
Exiting Program Improvement
HRD-93-2R: Published: Mar 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1993.
GAO provided information on the: (1) percentage of Chapter 1 schools that exit the Chapter 1 program after 1 year due to improved student achievement-test scores; and (2) extent of inaccurate school ratings based on imprecise achievement-test scores. GAO found that: (1) one-half to three-quarters of the schools identified for program improvement would improve student achievement-test scores after...
Chapter 1 Accountability: Greater Focus on Program Goals Needed
HRD-93-69: Published: Mar 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of Chapter 1 program improvement provisions, focusing on the: (1) process states and school districts use to identify schools for program improvements; and (2) implementation of the joint and local phases of program improvement.GAO found that: (1) states and school districts identified schools needing program improvement if their...
Drug Education: Rural Programs Have Many Components and Most Rely Heavily on Federal Funds
HRD-92-34: Published: Jan 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on drug education and prevention programs in rural school districts, focusing on the: (1) extent of the drug problem among rural students; (2) types of programs rural districts provide; and (3) extent to which Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Program grants fund those programs.GAO found that: (1) in 1990, the National Institute on...
From School to Work
147979: Jan 1, 1992
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 16, Fall/Winter 1992, compares the school-to-work transition in the United States with that of four foreign countries known for effective worker training programs, focusing on how the United States can overcome its lack of a coherent overall strategy for preparing youth for employment through such proven activities as: (1) helping all students s...
AIDS Education: Public School Programs Require More Student Information and Teacher Training
HRD-90-103: Published: May 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed public school districts' implementation of the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) educational program about human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.GAO found that: (1) although CDC believed that students at every grade level should receive age-appropriate HIV education, only 5 percent of the school distr...
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...