ERIC Number: ED225304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul-23
Reference Count: N/A
A Classification of Secondary School Courses. Project Summary Report.
Evaluation Technologies, Inc., Arlington, VA.
Summarized in this report are the activities undertaken in the development of the Classification of Secondary School Courses (CSSC) for the National Center for Education Statistics' use in coding transcripts of high school students. Fifty-two secondary school course catalogs selected from those collected in the High School and Beyond study provided almost 10,000 course titles. These were classified according to instructional program areas as defined in the Classification of Instructional Programs, a postsecondary classification scheme. Each course title is provided a unique six-digit code and linked to keyword descriptors and alternate course titles. This report covers the selection and activities of a review and recommendations panel supporting the CSSC project, the review of related documents, an analysis of the course catalog sample, special considerations in the development of the CSSC, a test of the reliability of the CSSC, and recommendations regarding methods for using the CSSC and for further developing the CSSC or similar classifications. Appendices cover the composition of the review and recommendations panel, the instructional program categories used, the distribution of the course catalog sample by state, and cross-references between related categories in the classification. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Evaluation Technologies, Inc., Arlington, VA.