ERIC Number: ED204397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-16
Reference Count: 0
The SAS Inventory: A Measure of the Extent to Which Alternative and Conventional High Schools Meet Student Needs.
Smith, Gerald R.; And Others
The development of a new instrument, the Statements About Schools Inventory (SAS) is described. The SAS measures the extent to which high schools meet the needs of their students for a safe, stable environment (security scale), for interpersonal relationships (social scale), for success and achievement (esteem scale), and for personal growth (self actualization scale). The instrument is administered to students and teachers in a given school to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the school's social climate. The idea for the instrument emerged from a study of alternative schools designed to measure the operational values of alternative high schools. The specific objectives of the present study were: (1) to revise an earlier form of the SAS so that it would encompass a broad range of values expected to occur in both alternative and conventional high schools; (2) to ground the instrument in a theoretical framework that seemed appropriate for the value concepts being analyzed; and (3) to assess the reliability and validity of the instrument with teachers and students in both conventional and alternative high schools. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Maslows Hierarchy of Needs; Statements About Schools Inventory
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).