ERIC Number: ED201675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-14
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Quality Control System for Centralized Processing and Report Development.
Reardon, Francis J.
Initial efforts to collect data on the impact of Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I programs began in Pennsylvania in 1972. Due to the frequent turnover of local education agency (LEA) staff responsible for Title I impact reports and the fact that a study of the accuracy of reported scores revealed that some sort of errors appeared in almost nine out of ten school districts, it was decided that a quality control effort would be attempted within the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Consequently, the Title I Data Analysis system was designed and consisted of the following five steps: (1) preliminary data check and addition of district and building ID numbers, and keypunching; (2) data check of all fields punched; (3) check of raw score to percentile score conversions; (4) calculation of gain scores; and (5) report production. Each of the steps is described in some detail. In addition, appendices contain the data collection form and support materials; field specifications for Title I project impact data; a list of tests and years for which norms tables are available; and sample LEA report forms and glossary. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pennsylvania Department of Education; Title I Evaluation and Reporting System
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).