Goal 3: Student Achievement and Citizenship

By the year 2000, all students will leave grades 4, 8, and 12 having demonstrated competency over challenging subject matter including English, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography, and every school in America will ensure that all students learn to use their minds well, so they may be prepared for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment in our Nation's modern economy.


  • The academic performance of all students at the elementary and secondary level will increase significantly in every quartile, and the distribution of minority students in each quartile will more closely reflect the student population as a whole.

  • The percentage of all students who demonstrate the ability to reason, solve problems, apply knowledge, and write and communicate effectively will increase substantially.

  • All students will be involved in activities that promote and demonstrate good citizenship, good health, community service, and personal responsibility.

  • All students will have access to physical education and health education to ensure they are healthy and fit.

  • The percentage of all students who are competent in more than one language will substantially increase.

  • All students will be knowledgeable about the diverse cultural heritage of this Nation and about the world community.

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