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NCJ Number: 161030 Find in a Library
Title: Data for the National Education Goals Report, Volume One: National Data
Corporate Author: National Education Goals Panel
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 203
Sponsoring Agency: National Education Goals Panel
Washington, DC 20036
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
Publication Number: ISBN 0-16-048365-4
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume presents national statistics regarding progress by 1995 toward achieving the National Education Goals set for the year 2000.
Abstract: The eight goals focus on readiness to learn; school completion; student achievement and citizenship; teacher education and professional development; mathematics and science achievement; adult literacy and lifelong learning; safe, disciplined, and alcohol-free and drug-free schools; and parental participation. The report notes that positive progress has occurred in many areas. The percentage of mothers receiving prenatal care in the first trimester increased from 1990 to 1992, the percentage of children born with one or more health risks declined, the percentages of fourth and eighth graders scoring at proficient or advanced levels on mathematics assessments increased, and more adults reported taking adult education courses. However, overall juvenile drug use increased, more 12th graders reported skipping class in 1994 than in 1990, and more secondary school teachers reported that student misbehavior often interfered with their teaching. Figures and appended information on data sources and methodologies
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Educational levels; Educational requirements; Educationally disadvantaged persons; Educators; Elementary school education; High school education; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Parental influence; School delinquency programs; Services effectiveness
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