ERIC Number: ED043945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
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Decision Making in the Public Schools. Need Assessment.
Armstrong, Charles M.
Since the major activity of the school is the development of students into productive adults, decisions in school management should enhance the processes that facilitate development of the child. Rational decisionmaking in school management necessitates coordination between school boards and school administrators. Boards of education must determine their systems' goals and available resources. Administrators then must assess the achievement of students in relation to these goals and recommend alternative strategies for needs not being met. In such a model of decisionmaking, feedback is crucial to the rationality of the decisions. To accrue appropriate feedback, school managers should determine gains made by students under their jurisdictions. This measurement of gain can be made only by ascertaining the differences in achievement at two time periods, rather than by comparing achievement results with some national standard. Collection and analysis of a variety of information allows administrators to proliferate subgroups and to determine the educational shortcomings of each subgroup. (Research for the study was funded under an ESEA Title III grant.) (RA)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Operation PEP, Burlingame, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III