ERIC Number: ED278155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The National Survey of Private Schools, 1985-86: Early Tabulations. ED TABS: Education Data Tabulations.
Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
The Center for Education Statistics conducted the 1985-86 private school study to collect data on private elementary and secondary schools and teachers within these schools. This is the first national study to collect information directly from private school teachers. Representatives of the private school community helped develop the study questionnaires, and several private school organizations endorsed the study and helped with data collection. The study was a multistage probability sample of American private schools in existence since 1983, the time of the last study. Teachers were randomly selected from sampled schools by telephone, with an average of six teachers per school. Of the 1,387 eligible schools, responses were obtained from 1,174, or 85 percent. A total of 5,295 teacher questionnaires were completed, for a 76 percent response rate. The school questionnaire collected data on religious orientation, enrollment by grade level, teacher salaries, number of paid and volunteer staff, tuition, types of programs, public funding, attendance requirements, and years of operation. Additionally, secondary school participants answered questions regarding graduation requirements, advanced placement programs, 1984-85 graduates, and standardized test scores. The teacher questionnaire obtained data on education and training, teaching experience, full- or part-time status, teaching assignment, hours spent on school-related activities, salary, opinions on educational goals and progress, and demographics. A survey form and 30 tables are included. (MLH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.