ERIC Number: ED393931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Detailed Analysis of Report Cards on Schools Produced in Eight Eastern States and a Synthesis of Report Card Studies in Nineteen States.
French, Russell L.; Bobbett, Gordon
While the publication of school report cards and profiles is common in a number of states, their contents and formats vary as they represent the concerns and initiatives of policymakers. Over recent years, several studies have been made of school report cards and profiles. In this investigation, the focus is a comparison of report cards and profiles currently in use in the eastern United States and a summary of the commonalities and differences in the 19 southern and eastern states. Many states (13 of 16 that use student performance data) use state-specific tests as a measure. Most states report socioeconomic data about students, families, and the community. Many states provide statewide averages and percentages for comparison with local data, but there is no information provided about factors that actually contribute to higher or lower student performance. The next step must be identifying these factors. (Contains 3 tables and 3 tables in an appendix of variables in the analyses of report cards from 11 states.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Institutional Characteristics, Outcomes of Education, Performance, Policy Formation, Profiles, Socioeconomic Status, Standards, State Norms, State Programs, State Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Student Characteristics, Test Results, Test Use, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: United States
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 18-22, 1995).