ERIC Number: ED025158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Percentile Ranking of Educational Communications Programs.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Educational Communications.
Audiovisual directors representing 70% of the New York State public school population completed a questionnaire on the status and anticipated growth of their educational communications programs. School districts were ranked on staff, budgets, and audiovisual equipment by means of percentiles to facilitate statewide comparisons of program development. Estimations of additional staff, equipment, materials, and funds required to provide an adequate program yielded an average recommended increase of 104%, with school districts able to meet 63.6% of basic demand with current funds and personnel. However, analysis of the data showed that demand increases at the same rate as program improvement. Only 6.2% of the districts met the basic Quantitative Standards for Audiovisual Personnel, Equipment, and Materials of DAVI (Department of Audiovisual Instruction), adopted as a guide for New York State schools. Evidently, percentile rankings of school districts are more likely to exert a positive influence on program development than the DAVI standards. The greatest needs are for professional and nonprofessional staff, overhead projection and television reception equipment, and film libraries. (TI)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Coordinators, Audiovisual Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Equipment Standards, Expenditure per Student, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Percentage, Personnel Needs, Public Schools, Questionnaires, School District Spending, School Districts, State School District Relationship, State Standards
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Educational Communications.