ERIC Number: ED252627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul-20
Reference Count: 0
Identifying Effective Schools: A Case Study Involving Black Racially Isolated Minority Schools and Instructional Accomplishment Information Systems.
Behr, George; Bachelor, Barry
This study outlines and demonstrates a methodology for identifying effective schools using a random sample of student data generated by the operation of a school district's Instructional Accomplishment Information (IAI) system. (IAI systems are designed to provide school districts with information for reviewing and planning their instructional programs at the class, school, and district levels.) This study outlines and demonstrates a methodology for identifying effective schools using a random sample of student data generated by the operation of a school district's IAI system. The particular context chosen for demonstration is that of Racially Isolated Minority Schools (RIMS) in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The study shows that there are substantial instructional accomplishments in black RIM schools but that these accomplishments are not uniformly spread across the schools. That is, some of the black RIM schools are more effective than others and this study identifies the effective subset. Following the narrative, an appendix discusses technical considerations in using a 5 percent random sample of student records in identifying effective schools. (Author/KH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.
Identifiers: Instructional Accomplishment Information Systems; Los Angeles Unified School District CA; Racially Isolated Schools