ERIC Number: ED135850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Some Empirical Evidence on the Comparability of School Unit Residuals Based on Achievement and Non-Achievement Variables.
Gastright, Joseph F.
School unit residuals from multiple regression predictions of sixth-grade reading scores were developed for a population of 66 elementary schools, using Dyer's Method II (matched longitudinal data) and Method III (unmatched longitudinal data). The input variable sets were (1) previous achievement data alone, (2) achievement data and nonachievement data, and (3) nonachievement data alone. Residuals for the various methods and sets of input variables were correlated to study their comparability. Residuals from Method II and III correlated highly. Residuals based on nonachievement variables were unrelated to those based on achievement alone. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (61st, New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977)