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The Education Reform Decade

Barton, Paul E.; Coley, Richard J.
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ETS Policy Information Center Report
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Achievement Gap Educational Policy Ethnicity Gender Student Performance Student Retention Teacher Standards


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.

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