ERIC Number: ED251504
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-6
Reference Count: N/A
Methodology for Analysis of IAI District Level Data Bases.
Milazzo, Patricia; And Others
Instructional Accomplishment Information (IAI) Systems data bases provide the opportunity for new and powerful studies relevant to educational policy issues at a local and/or national level. This report discusses the methodology for "schooling policy studies." The procedures are illustrated using a yet-to-be-completed analysis of the Los Angeles Unified School District's policy for Racially Isolated Minority Schools (RIMS). The method has three steps: (1) establishing a RIMS-specific District level data base containing data on achievement, student demographics, school demographics, and classroom practices for implementing instructional programs in RIM schools; (2) developing an analysis design for RIMS-specific data which identifies skills students do have (rather than "missing" skills) and has significant implications for adjusting RIMS schooling practices; and (3) using analyses which identify successful instructional practices to implement a two- to three-year instructional plan for moving achievement along in RIM schools. This methodology provides an affirmative complement to traditional measurement and evaluation methodology used to analyze conventional achievement test data. (BS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.