ERIC Number: ED117119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb-25
Reference Count: N/A
Towards an Accountability Model of the Educational Process. Final Report.
Davis, Otto A.
The basic objective of this research program was to develop and to test an accountability model of the educational process. In cooperation with the Pittsburgh School District, a major effort was devoted toward the development of a data base, the construction of appropriate models and the conduct of analyses of the data. Some analysis was accomplished and one paper, "Operational Accountability" (ED 076 666) was written based on these preliminary results. It was decided to use data from the Equality of Educational Opportunity Survey (the Coleman Report) so that models might be developed and tested while developing local sources of data. Three papers have been written based upon the Coleman data: "A Simultaneous Equations Model of the Educational Process" (TM 004 650), "Education from an Anthropological Perspective: An Empirical Investigation of Structural Differences among Blacks and Whites" (TM 004 651), and "A Simultaneous Equations Model of the Education Process: The Coleman Data Revisited with an Emphasis upon Achievement" (ED 097 404). All of these papers share a common basic idea. The educational process has several outputs which include achievement, efficacy, motivation, and expectations. The notion is that all these must be considered endogenous variables so that the educational process can only be modeled through the methodology of simultaneous equations. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA. School of Urban and Public Affairs.