ERIC Number: ED112550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Cost Effectiveness for Gifted and Talented Educational Programs.
Storms, Walt W.
Presented is a systematic approach for analyzing cost effectiveness of gifted and talented educational programs in terms of categorizing funds, prorating expenditures, designing a data collection form, determining cost effectiveness, and considering multiple variable implications. All costs are reported to be subsumed under six major categories: administration, staff support personnel, supervision of instruction, direct instruction, auxiliary services, and operation and maintenance of school plant. Described are the methods of prorating expenditures which include the time method, average daily membership, time floow area, hour consumption, and quantity consumed method. A layout for a data collection form is provided as well as a measure for obtaining a cost effectiveness ratio. Also outlined are two examples of a multiple variable ratio system which notes ways to measure and weigh five major variables (student achievement, children's attitudes, parent concern, community input, and teacher opinion) in both self-contained and enrichment programs. Procedure examples and tables are also provided. (SB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Special Education.