ERIC Number: ED239371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Voucher Demonstration Archive: Project-Level Documentation.
Leinwand (C.M.) Associates, Inc., Newton, MA.
This report describes the Educational Voucher Demonstration, serves as a guide for its documentation, and offers an extensive bibliography. Part 1 gives background information and summarizes the implementation of the Alum Rock Demonstration based on a transitional voucher model and involving six public schools, each offering at least two distinct "minischool" programs. The Rand Corporation's evaluation plan defining the project's hypotheses and assessing political, social, economic, and educational outcomes within a framework of 12 information categories and 40 outcome dimensions is discussed. The types of data collected for each outcome dimension and the data analysis techniques used are summarized in tables. The incremental implementaion of the demonstration is analyzed year by year. In addition to describing archive files, part 2 summarizes substudies including: (1) the creation of a demographic database; (2) parent and community surveys addressing parental information levels, schooling decisions, and attitudes; (3) surveys of teacher attitudes toward parental choice and the demonstration; (4) the Metropolitan Achievement Test; and (5) the Children's Self-Social Construct Test. Also provided is a programmer's guide offering descriptions of linkage variables to assist in merging existing archive files to produce new analysis files. (MJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Budgeting, Community Support, Computer Programs, Databases, Decentralization, Demonstration Programs, Documentation, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Magnet Schools, Parent Attitudes, Political Influences, Private Schools, Program Implementation, Program Validation, Public Education, Racial Integration, School Choice, School Demography, Statistical Analysis, Student Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Leinwand (C.M.) Associates, Inc., Newton, MA.