ERIC Number: ED086720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct-31
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A Study to Validate Goals for Public Education and to Assess Educational Needs in the State of Maryland.
The purpose of this study was to provide input for educators through a systematic review of the goals established by the Maryland State Department of Education; by the determination of goal-gaps and the determination of critical needs; and by an optimum allocation of available resources. An additional benefit of this study was the collection of data at the school district level which provided local decision-makers with needs assessment input for program planning. The study was conducted in two stages: (1) an extensive self-administered questionnaire; and (2) a review of the standardized achievement testing program in each of Maryland's local education agencies in order to derive a statewide achievement score for the average student. Over 11,000 respondents from ten groups--students, school staff, central staff, parents, boards of education, general public, business/industry, elected and appointed officials, state department staff, and postsecondary educators--were involved in the study. The respondent groups were asked questions on goals, processes, and issues, while educators were asked additional questions on educational program needs. See TM 003 405 for the questionnaire used in the study. (NE)
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Sponsor: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Authoring Institution: Automation Industries, Inc., Silver Spring, MD. Vitro Labs. Div.