ERIC Number: ED313797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Effective Schools Programs: Their Extent and Characteristics. Briefing Report to the Chairman, Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.
A national study of effective schools programs provides information on the extent and characteristics of these programs in the nation's school districts and schools. A questionnaire was mailed to a random sample of 1,685 school district superintendents. Findings are representative of the approximately 16,000 local school districts in the nation. This report is divided into eight appendices: (1) selected characteristics of effective schools cited in research literature; (2) five school characteristics in the definition of effective schools programs included in Public Law 100-297; (3) Chapter 2 Block Grant Program (six authorized local targeted assistance programs); (4) estimates and confidence intervals for selected questionnaire responses; (5) effective schools programs in the 50 largest cities (school year 1987-88); (6) examples of SEA assistance to school districts and schools for effective schools programs; (7) tables supporting figures in report text and supplementary tables; and (8) major contributors to this report. Included are 15 tables and 28 figures. (SI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Government Publications, Instructional Leadership, National Surveys, School Districts, School Effectiveness
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (first 5 copies, free; additional copies, $2.00 each prepaid by cash or by check or money order made out to Superintendent of Documents).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.