ERIC Number: ED069709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun-22
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Measuring the Performance of School Districts.
Irvine, David J.; Stewart, Alan D.
A Performance Indicators in Education program has been developed in New York to serve both local and State needs. The performance of a school or school district may be defined as the difference between its actual output and its expected output. To obtain an equation for computing expected output, the academic status of students and a number of nonschool variables are analyzed. By entering a particular district's data on the variables used in the equation, an expected score is computed. If a district's actual score is higher than its expected score, the district is doing better than expected with the students it has and the conditions under which it operates. If a district's actual score is lower than its expected score, it is doing less well than expected. Using this rationale, performance scores for reading and arithmetic at the elementary school level were computed for 630 school districts in New York State. The results, along with various kinds of descriptive data, are reported on a set of tables showing the district's percentile rank on each variable and the relation between actual and expected scores on eight output measures. (Author/DJ)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York