ERIC Number: ED126613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Which School Factors Relate to Learning? Summary of Findings of Three Sets of Studies.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of School Programs Evaluation.
This report summarizes the results of three studies--the Regression Studies which investigated factors that are at least partly under the control of school personnel, the Outlier Study which used multiple regression analysis to identify schools that were performing either above or below their predicted levels of achievement as computed from nonschool factors, and the Observational Study which involved observation of 14 schools that were identified as above or below predicted achievement in the Outlier Study. Emphasis is given to the relationship between student achievement and school size, expenditures, special programs, traditional versus open education, teacher characteristics, school conditions, and staff attitudes. Summaries of factors associated with high and low achievement are presented along with factors showing ambiguous relationships with achievement and factors not associated with achievement. The most encouraging findings relate to teacher characteristics, staff attitudes, and school practices. The relationships described are not necessarily causal. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of School Programs Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New York