ERIC Number: ED243963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of the Variation in Student Scores for Effective and Ineffective Schools.
Lark, Harriet Nettles; And Others
It has been postulated that in effective schools, there is less variability in student achievement according to socioeconomic status. This study was to investigate the amount of variation in student scores for effective and ineffective schools. Data were utilized from all 500 Pennsylvania school districts. The variance in student achievement was greater in effective schools than in ineffective schools when effective and ineffective schools were defined using regression. An analysis using effective schools found a higher percentage of the high socioeconomic students achieved a minimum standard than did low socioeconomic students for two of three grade levels. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Educational Testing and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania Educational Quality Assessment; Score Variation
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984). Appendix A contains small print.