ERIC Number: ED251282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-25
IAI Information and Priority District Programs: A Case Study Involving the Instructional Accomplishments of Hispanic Students in Racially Isolated Schools. Technical Report 76.
Instructional Accomplishment Information (IAI) systems provide schools and school districts with information for reviewing and planning their instructional programs at the class, school, and district levels. This study demonstrated the use of IAI information to illuminate further the instructional accomplishments of schools priority program to which a district is committed. One of the procedural principles suggested by Milazzo, Buchanan, and Schutz (1981) for analyzing IAI district level databases in Racially Isolated Minority (RIM) school or other special priority program context was to identify those students who register instructional accomplishments at or above the average for non-RIM (or non-program) students. The procedure was applied to 89 Hispanic RIM schools in the Los Angles Unified School District relative to the accomplishment information yielded by the District's 1980 Survey of Essential Skills. Demonstrating that the procedure was practical, the findings showed that: a 5% random sample of student records was adequate to preliminarily identify such schools; the procedure revealed substantial positive accomplishments in Hispanic RIM schools; the accomplishments did cluster in some RIM schools more than others; and schools and schooling practices did make a difference in attaining instructional accomplishments. (NQA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Resource Center, Salt Lake City, UT.