ERIC Number: ED061161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Non-Public Schools in Hawaii.
Thompson, John A.; And Others
This report was prepared at the request of the Hawaii State legislature to determine the status of a group of non-public schools in relation to academic achievement, per-pupil cost, and student enrollment with a hypothetical calculation of the increased costs to the public sector if all or a selected number of private schools were to close. Recommendations are made concerning alternative financial policies, and there is a survey of the alternatives which other states have employed to assist financially non-public schools and/or the parents of non-public school students. The population for the study included all the non-public schools that enrolled students above the kindergarten level, but excluded trade and technical schools for post secondary students. Participation was voluntary and 56 schools supplied data, representing about 64 percent of the total enrollment of all the non-public schools in Hawaii. Findings show that the value and quality of secular education in non-public schools, judged by student performance on national tests, is positive and significant when scored on the School Achievement Index at the elementary level and positive at the secondary level with respect to grade equivalent scores as compared with public school students. Since the non-public and public schools show the same pattern of achievement, problems, and dilemmas, the educational endeavor of the state should be viewed as unitary rather than binary. (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Coll. of Education.
Note: Study prepared for the 1972 Session of the Legislature of the State of Hawaii