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ERIC Number: ED114954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 32
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A Summary of Selected Major Studies Which Associate Input and Process Variables with Various Measures of School Quality or Output.
Robbins, Jerry H.
This paper summarizes studies conducted to predict various educational outputs or other measures of quality from measures of student and community input and educational processes, groups the studies by the type of output measure used, and searches for trends in the results. The data are arranged in five columns in an extensive chart. The first column gives the name of the researcher(s), the date of publication, and something of the locale or the scale of the research. Complete references are given the end of the paper. The second column gives what is usually treated as a dependent variable--some measure of output or presumed quality. The final three columns list independent variables that have been used to predict the dependent variable. They are arbitrarily divided into three groups: socioeconomic status and community, student characteristics, and variables over which the school has some immediate control--program, expenditures, teacher characteristics, finances, and the like. Much of the conventional wisdom about students, schools, and achievement is borne out by the research reported in these studies. For instance, such measures of socioeconomic status as family income, father's occupation, race, and educational attainment of parents are all highly correlated. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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