ERIC Number: ED033443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
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An Index of the Effort to Finance a Potential Quality Education Program, 1965-66 through 1967-68.
California Teachers Association, Los Angeles. Southern Section Research Office.
An "index of effort" is defined in this study of almost 300 school districts in Southern California. The index measures factors which influence school district education programs and their costs. The results were computed from data on the following variables: (1) The quality of the teacher salary schedule, (2) salaries paid teachers, (3) training and experience levels of teachers, (4) pupil-teacher ratio, (5) pupil-certified staff ratio, (6) general fund tax rate, and (7) total school tax rate. It is assumed that these variables affect the potential for a quality program by their effect upon the school district's finances. Further, the first five variables are assumed to have a direct effect upon the quality of the educational program offered, though the degree of such effect is unknown. The value of the index is calculated for each southern California school district, and comparative listings are given for elementary districts, high school districts, unified districts, junior college districts, and county averages. (DE)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, School Funds, Staff Utilization, State Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Student Teacher Ratio, Tax Allocation, Tax Effort, Tax Rates, Teacher Background, Teacher Salaries
Research Office, California Teachers Association, Southern Section, 1125 West Sixth Street, Los Angeles, California 90017 ($.75).
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Authoring Institution: California Teachers Association, Los Angeles. Southern Section Research Office.