Accession Number : ADA262618


Title :   Baseline Assessment of the Elementary/Secondary Education Industry


Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 91-Apr 92


Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Meyer, Hal R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262618.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : Education is one of the largest industries in the United States. It is also an important industry because it provides the training for today's and tomorrow's workforce. Many businesses and universities believe that today's high school graduates do not have the basic skill& in reading, writing, and mathematics to be productive workers. Furthermore, U.S. students do not compete well on international mathematics and science tests. After reviewing the structure and conduct of the elementary/secondary education industry, this paper provides examples of performance in math and science. Finally, it discusses some of the ongoing improvement efforts that give some hope for a better future.


Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES , *SCHOOLS , *EDUCATION , *STUDENTS , *COSTS , *INSTRUCTORS , TEST AND EVALUATION , INDUSTRIES , TRAINING , SECONDARY , MATHEMATICS , UNIVERSITIES , INTERNATIONAL , READING , GRADUATES


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE