ERIC Number: ED125159
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Comptroller General of the United States. Student Enrollment and Attendance Reports in the Boston Public School System Are Substantially Accurate.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
The results of a federal audit of attendance and enrollment data from the Boston Public School System are summarized in this paper. The General Accounting Office (GAO) conducted the audit to determine the accuracy of the data submitted to the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts for use in implementing the Boston school desegregation plan and for securing certain federal funds. The Boston schools' enrollment projections were somewhat higher than the GAO's because the school system counted students who attended school only one day of the previous year. The GAO also discovered that the racial composition of 46 of the 58 schools it visited did not meet the federal guidelines. However, this federal agency decided that the government would not be adversely affected if the school system's figures were used to secure federal funds. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.