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ERIC Number: ED140470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 375
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Cost-Benefit Study of the Alberta Correspondence School.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning and Research Branch.
A cost-benefit analysis of the Alberta Correspondence School (ACS) concluded that at discount rates above 8 percent, high school by correspondence is less costly than regular high school and that the cost-benefit model was sensitive to variations in student completion rates and instructional costs. Three additional studies focused on specific costs of correspondence instruction at the ACS, including a study of instructional costs (particularly lesson-marking costs); a study of course preparation, printing, and distribution costs; and a study of the feasibility of continuing to operate a printing facility at the ACS. Finally, the effectiveness and efficiency of the ACS were examined by studying certified staff utilization, student motivation and feedback, the quality of the instructional program, prevailing attitudes toward correspondence study, student achievement patterns, and incentives for students to complete their studies. Findings of the studies found that the ACS program had a number of advantages over the regular instructional system in Alberta. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning and Research Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada