1. Produced by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, TIGER (topically integrated geographic encoding and referencing) files are a digital database of geographical features and political boundaries used to create maps. For more information, see the website of the Census Bureau, www.census.gov.
2. On its website, the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education calls its School Accountability for Learning and Teaching (SALT) program "a school-centered cycle of activities to improve school and student performance in the Rhode Island public schools." An annual survey of students, parents, and teachers helps inform the development of school improvement plans. For more information, see http://www.ridoe.net/default.htm.
3. This overhead is reproduced from notes taken by a staff member and may differ from Murphey's original.
4. Georgia's 1986 Quality Basic Education Act mandated the development of a uniform core curriculum called the Quality Core Curriculum. The Quality Core Curriculum must be included in the basic curriculum provided to students in Georgia public school districts. For more information, see the Georgia Department of Education's Georgia Learning Connections homepage, www.glc.k12.ga.us/qstd-int/homepg.htm.