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What Americans Study

Author(s):
Goertz, Margaret E.
Publication Year:
1989
Source:
ETS Policy Information Center Report
Document Type:
Report
Page Count:
27
Subject/Key Words:
College Bound Seniors Course Selection (Students) Curriculum Educational Change Educational Quality Elective Courses Grade 4 Grade 8 Graduation Requirements

Abstract

This Policy Information Report discusses a central theme of educational reform in the 1980s: increasing course requirements in key academic subjects. This report provides information about what was being studied and how this changed over time for high school graduates and college-bound seniors. It also describes course-taking patterns for 11th-, 8th-, and 4th-grade students.

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