ERIC Number: ED463576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Review of Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Schools. Volume II: Quantitative Analysis of Educational Quality. IDA Paper.
Anderson, Lowell Bruce; Bracken, Jerome; Bracken, Marilyn C.
This volume compiles, and presents in integrated form, the Institute for Defense Analyses' (IDA) quantitative analysis of educational quality provided by the Department of Defense's dependent schools. It covers the quantitative aspects of volume 1 in greater detail and presents some analyses deemed too technical for that volume. The first task in conducting the study involved reviewing relevant literature to determine the most important factors on which data should be obtained and analysis performed. The second task was to become familiar with the data. The third task was to integrate the data and conduct the analysis. After the introduction (chapter 1), the following topics are covered in their own chapters: student achievement, educational resources, college attendance, teacher quality, measuring the Department of Defense Educational Activities (DoDEA) contribution to student achievement, and conclusions and recommendations. Recommendations include continuing to focus on and deliver good student achievement as evidenced in this study, concentrating on maintaining DoDEA's high level of intellectual capability of its teachers when recruiting and managing them, and introducing a system to measure the contribution of DoDEA to student achievement. The report concludes with 30 tables. (RT)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA.