ERIC Number: ED081099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Indicators of Educational Outcome, Fall 1972.
Cobern, Morris, Comp.; And Others
As an aid to measuring the effectiveness of education in the nation's schools, this monograph focuses on educational outcome indicators rather than the usual input indicators. The report lists 58 different educational outcomes, organized in a sequence of different phases: primary, secondary, and tertiary or intergenerational effects. Some of the outcome indicators listed measure the school systems' effects during, and at the end of, the immediate enrollment process. These indicators include measures of literacy, school retention rates, and test results for college entrance board examinations. An indicator of need for additional training after conventional education is included in the selected list. Other measures of outcome center on education as a "preparation for life" and analyze the effects of the instruction process on earnings, unemployment, and occupational pursuits. Still other measures, in a longer time frame, look at the process in terms of its feedback payoffs to future generations of learners. (Author/JF)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Quality, Elementary Schools, Employment Statistics, Outcomes of Education, Public Schools, School Holding Power, Secondary Schools, Statistical Data, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. OE 73-11110, $0.95 or $0.70 GPO Bookstore)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC. Public Services Lab.; National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.