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ERIC Number: ED246060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-27
Reference Count: 0
Research and State Policy Implementation.
Casteen, John T., III
Research generally influences state policy only indirectly. On the other hand, research is not utterly without influence. For example, research findings about schools and colleges which have influenced policy include: the appendices that accompanied "On Further Examination," the College Board report on the SAT score decline; the Southern Regional Education Board's Task Force on Higher Education and the Schools; the Western Interstate Consortium for Higher Education's comprehensive national statistics on school populations; and the Taylor Murphy Institute's studies of the high school courses taken by black students in Virginia. Beyond these specific kinds of examples, policy makers rarely find in the research literature the kinds of background, analysis, and advice that support sound policy. If research is to contribute to policy formation, schools of education and NIE research labs should make policy studies a major research discipline; researchers should monitor the effectiveness of new curricula that were originally justified in terms of their effectiveness; and researchers should develop expertise with regard to the effectiveness of higher education. (BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Southern Regional Education Board; Taylor Murphy Institute VA; Test Score Decline; Virginia; Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).