ERIC Number: ED209366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Effectiveness and Student Academic Gains. Report No. 81-3.
Soder, Jane; And Others
This report is a partial review of the Evalution Office of the Seattle, Washington School District's ongoing development of an evaluation method that can be used to compare schools, diverse instructional programs, or similar programs in different settings. The need for a method that can identify educational practices which result in student achievement gains is also emphasized in the review. This paper focuses on the examination of statistical methods that could be used to produce indices of academic gains and to develop a method for study. Reviewed is the evaluation methods selection process that produced a usable evaluation technique which subsequently identified schools showing large academic gains for the 1978-79 and 1979-80 school years. The report states that this method showed only a small number of schools with unusually large or small achievement gains and concludes that few schools are likely to have school-wide educational program characteristics which lead overall achievement anomalies. (Author/APM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Seattle Public Schools, WA. Dept. of Planning, Research, and Evaluation.