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ERIC Number: ED265633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Oct-18
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
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An Investigation of the Factors Associated with Effective Public High Schools.
Harnisch, Delwyn L.
Data from the High School and Beyond study--restricted to over 800 regular public school students from a population of 18,684 who completed test batteries in both their sophomore and senior years--are analyzed in this report. Included in the cluster of 12 school variables are school policies, school resources, and school practices. The student-body characteristics cluster includes the home background and individual characteristics such as the Socioeconomic Status (SES) index along with five psychological measures and a quantity-of-instruction variable. Outcomes examined are from three major skill areas (verbal, mathematics, and science), along with a test composite measure. Statistical analyses reveal that the variable contributing most strongly to senior achievement is the sophomore test performance. The student-body characteristics exhibiting a strong positive relationship with the test composite are socioeconomic status, locus of control, quantity of instruction, and parent involvement. Concluding the paper are 28 references, 4 data tables, and an appendix describing the selected variables. (MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Researchers; Practitioners
Language: English
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