ERIC Number: ED457178
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Reference Count: N/A
Comparing Student Performance at Program Magnet, Year-Round Magnet, and Non-Magnet Elementary Schools. Eye on Evaluation. E&R Report.
Penta, Mary Q.
This evaluation provides an overview of demographic characteristics and student achievement outcomes among Wake Country Public School System (WCPSS) elementary schools when these schools are categorized as schools of choice (program magnets and calendar magnets) or traditional schools (nonmagnets). Data were drawn from school-level outcomes reported in the "2000-2001 Wake County School Profiles." Central to the study is the conclusion that there are no significant differences in schools' ABCs Performance Composites (composites from the state's ABCs accountability program) when they are statistically adjusted to equalize differences in race and socioeconomic status. Through the WCPSS magnet program, families can take advantage of opportunities for school choice without sacrificing the level of academic performance their students can expect to achieve. The school system also benefits because magnet schools promote diversity and help optimize the use of facilities throughout the system. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.