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ERIC Number: ED328290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Use of Information Referenced Testing To Monitor Policy Information Attenuation in a Large Urban District.
Misinformation at the point of implementation for educational policy is a serious problem with legal as well as financial implications. As is apparent in public education when central authority for policy making increases due to shifts in power and control, and local decision making decreases, as in public education, local districts and individual school administrators are most vulnerable to information attenuation (loss) and distortions (misinformation). This study examines the information attenuation in a large urban school district between school board policies, implementation procedures, and the school administrators' information base. Using Information Referenced Testing (IRT) procedures, this study quantitatively examines the attenuation and distortions in school board policies and implementation procedures and designs appropriate staff development interventions to address the problem. A copy of the questionnaire and computer printouts of data analyses are appended. (8 references) (Author/MAB)
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Decision Making Skills, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluative Thinking, Information Needs, Misconceptions, Policy Formation, Questionnaires, School Districts, Surveys, Urban Schools, User Satisfaction (Information)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on Technology and Education (7th, Brussels, Belgium, March 20-22, 1990). Computer print-out page at the end of the document may not reproduce well.