Eight National Education Goals have been established for the Nation as a framework for education improvement. As part of this effort, the National Education Goals Panel (NEGP) was created in 1990 to measure the nation's progress toward reaching these Goals. The NEGP's web site offers a variety of resources to help you learn more about the Goals and our nation's and each state's progress toward them. The web site also offers information on the Panel and its activities and other information surrounding education improvement efforts across America.
- Visit the About NEGP page to review the Panel's and the Goals' authorizing legislation, to learn about the Panel's history and past activities, as well as to find out who the current members of the NEGP are.
- On the Goals page you can read each Goal's statement and objectives and view the icons associated with each goal.
- The U.S. and State Scorecards present 26 indicators at the national level and 33 indicators at the state level and show change over time since the baselines were established. You can download the scorecards for the individual states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Outlying Areas. References to data sources and technical notes are provided as well.
- State Comparisons offers you the chance to search the state data contained in the most recent Goals Report by indicator or by state - find the top performers on any of the 33 state-level indicators, or determine how your state compares to others.
- In addition to the annual Goals Report, the Panel publishes a variety of other publications related to Goal achievement. From the Publications page you can order many of the Panel's publications, free of charge, through an electronic order form. You can also download many of the Panel's publications through the List of Available Publications.
- National Education Goals Focus Issues and Lessons from the States. Each year from 1991 - 1997 the National Education Goals Panel focused on a key issue related to Goal achievement.
||Where are we?
||American Education in a Global Context
||Building the Best Education System: The Need for Nationwide Standards and What Can Parents and Citizens Do to Help Meet the National Education Goals
||What Federal, State, and Local Governments Should Do to Help Achieve the Goals and the National Education Goals Indicators
||Improving Education Through Family-School-Community Partnerships
||Commonly Asked Questions About Standards and Assessments
||Mathematics and Science Achievement for the 21st Century
In 1998, the Goals Report format was changed to reflect a special emphasis on state improvement over time. Also in 1998, the Panel introduced a new series of publications called Lessons from the States. This series of publications is an effort by the National Education Goals Panel to get at the stories behind the numbers and to learn about promising and effective practices at the state and local level for educational improvement.
- The Goals Panel is supported by a large number of individuals who are members of the Goals Panel's Resource Groups. These individuals provide their knowledge and expertise to the Panel in a specific Goal area. The Panel also works with a variety of Advisory Committees and implements a number of initiatives - all with the focus of moving the nation and states toward Goal achievement. Recently the Goals Panel completed work on the Goal 1 Early Childhood Initiative, the Goals 3-4-5 Standards Implementation Initiative, and the Advisory Group on Reporting Assessment Results to Parents.
- The NEGP Weekly is a weekly news update on America's Education Goals and school improvment efforts.
- The NEGP Monthly is an on-line publication designed for state policy makers and others working to achieve the National Education Goals. The Monthly reports state and local policies identified by policy makers in states making the most improvement or achieving at the highest levels on one indicator related to each of the eight goals.