ERIC Number: ED023152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Feb
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New Light on the Size Question.
Vincent, William S.
IAR-Research Bulletin, v6 n2 p4-8 Feb 1966
The effects of school size, fiscal independence, fiscal dependence, public vote, and tax limitation on 11 measures of educational quality are investigated. Data obtained from 1,222 city school districts are analyzed statistically. The data substantiate the conclusions of previous observers that excessive school district size reduces the effectiveness of administration in developing and maintaining an adequate "rogram of education. The critical point of size varies somewhat depending upon the quality factor in question. The major conclusion is that fiscally independent school districts outperform fiscally dependent school districts. Public vote districts exhibit a fiscal performance that is superior both to dependent districts and to independent districts without public vote. Districts with a tax limitation and fiscally dependent districts perform equally well. (HW)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Inst. of Administrative Research.