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ERIC Number: ED228737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Further Evidence of School Effects.
Schneider, Barbara L.
After clarifying some of the problems in determining the effectiveness of schools, this study attempts to show how the impact of school resources on achievement can be measured. Several mathematical models are examined that provide quantitative information on the relationship between school resources and student achievement. The sample includes 493 elementary school children, grades 3 through 7, in four urban schools. Data on schools and student populations were acquired during visits to the schools and surrounding neighborhoods. Information on individual students was obtained from questionnaires and interviews and verified by school records when possible. Achievement scores were from the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. The unit of observation was the individual student. The overall findings indicate that when the individual student is the unit of analysis, student, peer group, teacher, and school characteristics are related to academic achievement. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A