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This report discusses what constitutes an adequate education in the state of Washington. It focuses on the Washington Quality Education Model (WQEM)--a new program created to define the vision of quality education--as well as the elements and indicators that constitute such an education. The goal of the program is to determine the kinds of staff, programs, and materials that must be provided if schools are going to offer a quality education that: (1) enables students to meet the standards set by the legislature in 1993; (2) allows schools in Washington to meet federal standards; and (3) is consistent with what Washingtonians want from their schools. The document explains how the combination of increasing demands on public education, brought on by enrollment surges, and higher standards made the project necessary. It explains the concept of adequacy and outlines the four basic models that were used to develop adequacy-funding models. The report then discusses adequacy as understood in the Washington context and what the state's responsibilities are in educating its children. It outlines the background for the project, describes the program itself, and presents some prototypical elementary, middle, and high schools of the WQEM. The document closes with suggestions on how to implement the program in Washington schools. (Contains approximately 280 references) (RJM)

Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Full State Funding, School Support, Summative Evaluation

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Author: Conley, David; Freund, William

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=7035&id=ED477192



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