ERIC Number: ED254919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Modeling Elementary and Secondary School Closures through MAM.
Wholeben, Brent Edward
Decreasing fiscal budgets and declining student enrollments have forced many school districts to evaluate the alternative strategies in closing certain elementary or secondary schools, either temporarily or permanently, for purposes of consolidation. For rural and other small districts, the strategy of multiple district consolidation (merger) has also been attempted in order to best allocate limited resources. A multiple-criterion model was introduced in 1978 in a major American Midwestern city for such purposes. This model has been enhanced not only to evaluate schools for the potential benefits to the district of temporary versus permanent closure, but so that it can also be used for reallocating school districts. The process is completely computer-modeled and employs standard statistical computations to assess the effect on the district of sample alternative closure schemes. A 16-item list of selected readings and references is included. (Author/TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Decision Support Systems; Hierarchical Decision Models; Multiple Alternatives Model
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Educational Planning (New Orleans, LA, October 17-19, 1984).