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ERIC Number: ED108823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 14
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Some Indicators of Quality - Comparing NCA Rural High Schools in the Non Metropolitan Areas of Their 19 States in 1969 and 1974.
Dreier, William H.
Specific indicators of quality and possible trends relative to small rural high schools in the 19 member states of the North Central Association (NCA) were examined. Data were derived from "North Central Quarterly" reports. Examination of rural high school demographic setting and enrollment size included 1969 and 1974 comparisons of: (1) demographic setting of NCA high schools; (2) sample of 15 Iowa local school districts with population of major town under 5,000 or high school enrollment less than 500; (3) distribution of NCA high schools by enrollment groups; (4) mean enrollment of NCA high schools and grade groupings; (5) number and percent of NCA standard high schools by demographic setting and size of high school. Quality indicators examined included 1969 and 1974 comparisons of: (1) NCA high schools with enrollments of less than 200 with those of 200 to 499 in terms of enrollment, number of schools, average pupil/professional ratio, average number of full time guidance workers, and average per pupil library expenditure and (2) average annual salaries of principals and superintendents in schools of less than 500 enrollment and beginning teacher salaries of all NCA high schools. It was concluded that high schools of less than 500 constitute a significant group in the NCA, meet the same quality standards as larger schools, and reflect the "ideal" size. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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