ERIC Number: ED213147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Measuring Changes in Salaries and Wages in Public Schools: A Basic Handbook. ERS School Management Reference Series.
Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.
A new statistical measure termed the Composite Indicator of Changes (CIC) reflects overall changes in average salaries and wages paid by public school systems in much the same way that the Dow-Jones averages reflect price changes in the stock market. The CIC is useful for comparing salary trends among various categories of personnel, among comparable school systems, and with economic indicators such as the U.S. Department of Labor's Consumer Price Index (CPI). The purpose of this basic handbook is to provide users of the CIC a full and complete source book, including a description of the purpose and nature of the CIC, how it is compiled on a national and state basis, and how local school systems can compile CIC data for use in making salary and wage decisions. Procedures, work sheets, and outline graphs for making such local computations and comparisons and for preparing visual presentations of data are included. The handbook also includes salary and wage data for use in computing both current status and recent trend comparisons. A section is included on the CPI and how this economic index can be compared with the CIC. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrators, Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Cost Indexes, Economic Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Graphs, Measurement Techniques, Nonprofessional Personnel, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Professional Personnel, Salaries, School Personnel, Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data), Teacher Salaries, Wages, Worksheets
Publications, Educational Research Service, Inc., 1800 North Kent Street, Arlington, VA 22209 (Stock No. 218-00080; $20.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: Composite Indicator of Changes; School District Size