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ERIC Number: ED159220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-29
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Appraising School Effectiveness Using a Bayesian Method.
Coffman, William E.; Shigemasu, Kazuo
Appraisal of a school's relative effectiveness is complicated by: (1) the need to control for input differences; (2) measurement error in input measures; and (3) small sample size within schools. This study compares the performance of two successive cohorts in 19 schools in a small midwestern city on the five Iowa Tests of Basic Skills using both a classical analysis of covariance and a Bayesian method. The Bayesian estimates were less different from cohort to cohort than the classical estimates and they were more consistent with expectations based on knowledge of school practices. (Author/CTM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: School Evaluation
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (62nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)