ERIC Number: ED197643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
State Regulatory Agency Field Test of the AIR Institutional Report Form.
Dayton, Charles W.; Jung, Steven M.
A project undertaken to field test the Institutional Report Form (IRF), a tool designed to measure the potential for student consumer abuse in postsecondary educational institutions, is described. The IRF was designed by the American Institutes for Research for use by state licensing agencies, and the field test was intended as a federal technical assistance effort. The two IRFs used in the field test (one for nondegree- and one for degree-granting institutions) were based on an intensive analysis of actual cases in which institutional conditions, policies, and practices have proved abusive to students. The IRF items were designed to determine whether or not such conditions, policies, and practices exist at respondent institutions. The following outcome measures were assessed: degree of participation by state agencies in the field test, validity of IRF field test scores, and the response of state agency and institutional representatives as revealed by followup interviews. Appendices include the 10-part IRF for degree-granting institutions, a user guide for the IRF, and a list of categories and examples of potentially abusive institutional policies and practices. Procedures used in the field test are also described. (SW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Accreditation (Institutions), Administrative Policy, Disclosure, Educational Malpractice, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Field Tests, Guidelines, Higher Education, Information Needs, Questionnaires, State Licensing Boards, Student College Relationship, Student Financial Aid, Student Recruitment, Student Rights, Technical Assistance, Test Validity
American Institutes for Research, P.O. Box 1113, Palo Alto, CA 94302
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Program Evaluation (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.