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ERIC Number: ED448707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Pages: 5
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Online School Performance Reports: Grading the Schools, Giving Citizens Data for Reform.
Clement, John R. B.
For over two-thirds of the public schools in the United States, it is now possible to see a report on school performance over the Internet. Such reports can include student demographics and performance, teacher qualifications and salary levels, funds expended per pupil, and sources of funding. Often, bases are offered for comparing a school with other schools with similar student populations or financial resources or from similar locations. This paper examines the following factors that have made this aggregation of readily available information possible: a national drive toward education reform; the widespread availability of computers and the Internet in school systems; and advances in methods for collecting, sharing, and displaying information. The paper also summarizes policy trends and changes in the ongoing national debate about schools that the availability of these reports will make possible. (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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