ERIC Number: ED038747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of Achievement: PROJECT DESIGN. Interagency Planning for Urban Educational Needs, Number 5.
Pierce, Louise; Mallory, Richard
This report is one in a series of needs assessment publications that comprise the first phase of PROJECT DESIGN, an ESEA Title III project administered by the Fresno City Unified School District. The purpose of this study was to develop an achievement analysis model and to analyze achievement of students in the Fresno City Schools with reference to potential causal factors influencing achievement. Achievement data consisted of comparisons among the various achievement and aptitude data available from both State and local testing program. Three sets of geographical distributions of achievement were developed--for elementary grades, junior high schools, and high schools. Pertinent socio-cultural-economic factors and staffing resource program components were compared with the achievement data to determine probable causal factors. Although family income level, proportion of probationary teachers, ethnic majority, geographic location, and aptitude scores are correlated with achievement scores, the study does not provide material that would support direct cause and effect conclusions. [Some tables may be of poor quality when reproduced.] (DE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Aptitude Tests, Beginning Teachers, Compensatory Education, Economic Factors, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Testing, Geographic Distribution, Racial Factors, School Size, Standardized Tests, Statistical Analysis, Urban Education
Fresno City Unified School District, Calif. 93707
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Fresno City Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: California (Fresno); Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III