ERIC Number: ED309552
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Biggest Bang for the Buck: An Initial Report on Technical Economic Efficiency in Illinois K-12 Schools. With a Comment on "Rose v. the Council." MacArthur/Spencer Series Number 11.
Hickrod, G. Alan; And Others
The MacArthur/Spencer special project on Illinois school finance is dedicated to the exploration of three central concepts in Illinois school finance: equity, adequacy, and efficiency. While most reports on the project have dealt directly with equity and adequacy, this report confronts the issue of efficiency by discussing the policy and legal implications (within the constraints established by "Rose versus the Council for Better Education") of identifying school districts as being technically economically efficient. The report discusses the limitations of the regression analysis developed to determine the efficiency of the project. The conclusion that professional effectiveness and economic efficiency interrelate suggests the need for further tests of validity and reliability on the instruments used to measure such efficiency. (JAM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal. Center for the Study of Educational Finance.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rose v Council for Better Education