ERIC Number: ED085869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
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Design for a School Rating or Classification System.
White, Bayla F.
This paper presents a method for the development of a rating or classification system for assessing the performance of schools within a local school system. It is designed as a tool to improve local school management and to raise the level of dialogue between school officials and the public. Since it may be misleading to compare the performance of every school in a large system, those schools with similar student populations are grouped into categories. The author describes what a classification system is and how it will operate, and offers some examples of specific status variables that might be used to assign schools to categories. An illustrative list of measure of student performance (based on available or readily obtainable data) is described, together with the limitations and difficulties of such a classification-rating system. A social-economic occupational rating scale and a 27-item bibliography are included. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classification, Educational Assessment, Educational Status Comparison, Elementary Education, Guides, Measurement Instruments, Methods, Performance Criteria, Public Schools, Resource Allocation, Secondary Education, Socioeconomic Influences, Status, Urban Schools
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Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.