ERIC Number: ED214699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec-10
Reference Count: N/A
Procedures for Research on School Effectiveness Project.
Savard, William G.
A unique feature of the Research on School Effectiveness Project (part of a larger program for school effectiveness initiated by the State of Alaska) is an intention to base the development of new standards for effective schooling upon documented research findings. First, a list of variables affecting some part of the educational community was generated; some were changed to correspond more closely to the descriptors used in the ERIC system. Next, the process of identifying and retrieving appropriate materials was facilitated by the Alaska Department of Education's contract to use the services and resources available through the Northwest Regional Education Laboratory (NWREL) Information Center, a special purpose library with a computer terminal for direct access to the ERIC files and other data bases in the Lockheed Information System. Sample "Item Report" and "Summary Report by Category" forms are included to show how material identified for its usefulness and quality of study is analyzed. An information flow chart depicts the search, analysis, and synthesis procedure. Appendices include formats of the two forms used, a list of standards for rating studies, and a sample copy of a decision display. (ERB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Office of Planning and Research.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.