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ERIC Number: ED057793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Dec-11
Pages: 39
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Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Various Methods of Instruction in Developmental Mathematics.
Carman, Robert A.
This paper examined in a critical fashion the existing applications of cost-effectiveness analysis in education, particularly the study of instructional effectiveness in the community college. Various schemes for measuring costs of instruction such as cost benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis and planning programming budgeting systems were examined and the difficulties inherent in using them outlined. Measures of effectiveness of instruction were also explored with particular attention to measures appropriate for a quantitative analysis. Criteria for a useful measure of effectiveness were specified and use of measurement of population saturation, achievement, and social benefits were examined. Finally, these concepts were applied to a variety of real instructional situations, including a comparison of the cost-effectiveness of the several methods of teaching remedial mathematics employed at Santa Barbara City College (California) between September 1961 and September 1971. (Author/AL)
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