ERIC Number: ED213786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of the Cost and Effectiveness of Compensatory Education. Technical Report #7 from the Study of the Sustaining Effects of Compensatory Education on Basic Skills.
Sumner, Gerald C.; And Others
This report on Compensatory Education (CE) examines the cost effectiveness of instructional programs and outcomes for reading and mathematics. Included are a description and comparison of services for elementary school students in Title I programs, other CE programs and regular instruction programs. Also reported are the results of student academic achievement as measured by Form S of the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills, fall and spring percentile norms and vertical scale conversions based on the projected national score distributions from the SES in the first year of the study. Cost effectiveness is assessed by subsetting the student sample in terms of multiple displays of average costs and achievement scores, and by estimating regression coefficients which relate achievement gain to cost. It is concluded that where program costs are held constant, funding source does not appear to have an independent effect on educational outcome. It is also suggested that CE is relative more cost effective in the lower grades. (Author/JCD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Evaluation and Dissemination.
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Santa Monica, CA.; System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I