ERIC Number: ED119135
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Indiana Educational Needs Assessment Project: An Introduction to the Analysis of Correlates of Reading Skills in Indiana Public Schools.
Gavigan, Patrick; Hesemann, John
This report is part of an overview of the aspirations, methods, and summary results of associational analyses of Indiana assessment data. The study was based on the recognition of policy makers' needs to understand the causes of existing conditions in their schools and to be able to evaluate compound implications of their actions. A survey data base was used and an effort was made to select variables which corresponded directly to present policy questions and which could be supported by a review of recent literature. Scaling was kept to a minimum and no a priori assumptions were formulated about what analyses might signify. The first section examines the background, purposes, methods, procedures, and major results obtained by a reanalysis of the 1973 assessment data. The major objectives of this study were to determine which aspects of the instructional process are most effective in increasing reading performance, and which of those important characteristics which govern reading ability could be altered within the context of the educational community. The second section is a summary of preliminary investigations. The third section is a summary of results with the student as the unit of analysis. The fourth section is a summary of results with the school as the unit of analysis. The two attachments include variable definitions and selected references. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Innovative Education.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana