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ERIC Number: ED111309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 17
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Cost Analysis for Contract Learning.
Debus, Richard C.
Empire State College educational evaluation is oriented to the individual student and in the learning experiences mediated by the institutional arrangements it is essential that cost information be on an individual student basis. Therefore the basic unit of analysis chosen is the individual student contract. The costing model developed assigns to each student contract its share of all costs -- both direct and indirect. Most elements of cost are gathered in cost centers by the commonly accepted definitions. A hypothesis that "high-impact" students would be more costly because they made greater use of tutors and engaged in a longer contract experience was correct. However, the high-impact students at one location, while taking work that lasted almost one month longer than those at another location, used substantially less tutor services than did those at the other location. An analysis of high-impact students' contracts and their relation to actual facility and cost was made. As is found with everything that develops from this cost/effectiveness system, however, more questions are raised than answered. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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