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ERIC Number: ED077748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 186
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A Study in Public School Accountability Through the Application of Multiple Regression to Selected Variables.
Burke, Harold Reesor
The purpose of the study was to develop and evaluate a method of determining the effectiveness of individual schools in promoting student achievement in reading and arithmetic, and to investigate the relationship of sibling order and of residence in intact or broken homes on student achievement. Five hundred sixty-three sixth graders from 16 elementary schools participated. Independent variables included scores on the Metropolitan Achievement Test, ratings on the Warner Index of Status Characteristics, and teacher grades; dependent variables were scores on the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills. Results showed that schools were generally inconsistent in promoting achievement among their low, average, and high groups; that schools offering compensatory programs were quite effective in promoting achievement; that there was no relationship between sibling order and achievement; and that there was a positive relationship between the percentage of children living with their original parents and achievement, and a negative relationship between percentage of children from broken homes and achievement. (Author/DT)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Indiana University