ERIC Number: ED236799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May-17
Reference Count: 0
The Cost of Student Improvement in the Basic Skills.
Jarrach, George E.
This study identifies and evaluates changes in secondary schools not meeting the minimum standards required by New Jersey as tested on the Minimum Basic Skills Test. The study identified the deficiencies in three urban high schools and evaluated the progress toward meeting the standards. All but 2 of the 76 recommendations made were implemented. The study showed that when the state department of education mandates improvement, schools can and will change. The study recommended the state compute a cost-effectiveness analysis to determine the expenditure per student for changes. The study also found that basic skills should be infused into all course areas. Included is a bibliography and eight tables. (MD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Minimum Basic Skills Test; New Jersey
Note: Paper presented at a meeting of the Tri-State (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware) Educational Research Association (Philadelphia, PA, May 1983).