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ERIC Number: ED092597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Pages: 69
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Some Methodological Considerations for School Effectiveness Studies.
Convey, John J.
Some of the methodological considerations in school effectiveness studies are outlined and a state of the art presented. Two general theoretical models are given which provide the researcher with an overall strategy for handling such a study of school effectiveness: the Dyer Model and Production Process Model. Six statistical models which provide possible methods for the computation of effectiveness indices are proposed and critiqued: (1) analysis of covariance (ANCOVA), (2) nonstandard ANCOVA, (3) corrected nonstandard ANCOVA, (4) mean differences scores, (5) individual regression residuals, and (6) school regression residuals. Finally, several other technical considerations involving sources of error, identification of predictors, choice of input and output, unit of analysis, type of samples, and the kind of analysis to be performed are briefly discussed. Major emphasis is on models used to rank schools in terms of effectiveness. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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