ERIC Number: ED033781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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A Study of the Accreditation Status of Small Twelve Grade School Districts.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
A study designed to examine the accreditation status for the period 1960-69 of all currently operating, small, twelve grade school districts in Texas, and to determine if membership and participation in the Texas Small Schools Project has had an appreciable effect upon such status is reviewed in this document. The card files of the Division of School Accreditation were examined to determine the number of schools which received either clear, advised, or warned recommendations. The search revealed that approximately 67% of all small twelve grade school districts received one or more accreditation visits during the period from September 1960 through May 1969. Statistical summaries and comparisons are presented. It was concluded that Small Schools Project members: have a slightly more favorable accreditation status record; have not received an accreditation discontinuation or tentative discontinuation date after joining the project; and solve their problems more readily. It was also concluded that more valid conclusions might be reached if accreditation visits were made with greater regularity; the Texas Small Schools Project may not affect many of the factors producing accreditation deficiencies; and further study of Project school deficiencies might be warranted in order to discover possible new directions for Project efforts. (SW)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.