ERIC Number: ED028510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Assessment of School Performance in Big City School Systems.
Roaden, Arliss L.
Data and comment are presented on the methodologies of four recent studies which assessed school performance in cities experiencing unrest and conflict (Cincinnati, Columbus, Detroit, and Washington, D.C.). The topics of primary concern are (1) the school performance objectives that were assessed, (2) the methods and tools used by the investigators of the city systems in their assessment, (3) the conclusions reached about school performance and the recommendations offered for effecting improvements, and (4) specific recommendations made on how city school systems might develop capabilities for continuous self-assessment. The four school systems studied relied heavily on standardized tests to assess school performance. One of the major problems concerned the release of the test results to the public. It is concluded that, in spite of remediation programs, students from poor families are still likely to achieve poorly. (HW)
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Identifiers: Columbus; District of Columbia; Michigan (Detroit); Ohio (Cincinnati); Washington
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Amer. Educ. Res. Assn. (Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 5-8, 1969).