ERIC Number: ED132450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
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Measuring the Performance of the Inner City Elementary School.
Duff, William L., Jr.; Houston, Samuel R.
The objective of this study is to identify the correlates of student performance and teacher retention in an inner city elementary school district. The study is divided into two parts: a descriptive section which presents the data to be analyzed and the classical regression techniques to be used, and the analytic section which compares a principal component regression approach to an a priori grouping of predictors. The results indicate that socioeconomic factors are more important than school or teacher considerations in influencing student performance. The study also suggests that the energy of a young teaching staff is important in improving student attitudes toward schooling. With regard to retention of teachers, results suggest that teachers born in the area served by the district are more likely to stay with a district over a period of time. Teacher retention is also enhanced by a low pupil/teacher ratio. (MPJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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