The Education Reform Decade

Barton, Paul; Coley, Richard J.
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Student performance education policy teacher standards student retention achievement gap gender ethnicity


This Policy Information Report summarizes the changes in elementary and secondary schools and assesses the results in the 1980s, a period marked by profound changes in education policy. The report reviews a number of topics, including student achievement levels, teacher standards, and student retention statistics. It assesses progress made in eliminating achievement gaps between minority and majority groups and between males and females. While supplies last, print copies can be ordered from the Policy Information Center for $3.50. ED 326 549.


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