ERIC Number: ED021318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar-12
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics Differentiating Under- and Overachieving Elementary Schools.
Fetters, William B.; And Others
The purpose of this study is to analyze overachieving and underachieving elementary schools in order to determine ways in which they differ. One hundred overachieving elementary schools across the nation were compared with 100 underachieving elementary schools. Questionnaires completed by sixth grade students, principals, and teachers of the respective schools were the chief sources of data. The report points out many dissimilarities between the two sets of schools in such areas as (1) parental interest, (2) instructional equipment, (3) class size, (4) staffing, (5) student background, (6) student ability and behavior, (7) school's reputation, and (8) teacher's race. No attempt was made, however, to directly specify causes of school quality differences because of the close correlations among the characteristics examined. (TT)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Characteristics, Class Size, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Schools, Family Characteristics, Instructional Materials, Overachievement, Parent Child Relationship, Racial Factors, School Location, School Policy, School Size, Teacher Characteristics, Teachers, Underachievement
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Data Analysis and Dissemination.