ERIC Number: ED046987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Levels of Educational Performance and Related Factors in Michigan.
Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
In 1969-70 the Michigan Assessment Program gathered data from 320,000 students in approximately 4,000 schools in over 600 school districts across the state. The assessment battery included measures, at the fourth and seventh grade levels, of the following: socioeconomic status, attitude toward school, percentage of teachers with a master's degree, K-12 instructional expense per pupil, vocabulary (50 verbal analogy problems), and composite achievement (reading, English expression, and mathematics). For the purpose of educational profiles, the state was divided into four geographic regions: Upper Peninsula; Northern Michigan; Southern Michigan; and Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties (Greater Detroit Metropolitan Region); and its communities classified as Metropolitan Core, City, Town, Urban Fringe, or Rural Community. The average score in each geographic region and for each community type within that region for each of the six variables listed above are displayed with reference to the statewide percentile distribution on the same variables. Noteworthy results in the state as a whole and in each region are highlighted. The report includes definitions of terms, explanations and cautions on its use, descriptions of the statistical procedures used, and a listing of the classification of all the school districts in the state. See TM 000 324, TM 000 345-7 and TM 000 349. (DG)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
Identifiers: Michigan Educational Assessment Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971