ERIC Number: ED464145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
The "Quality Counts 2002" State Report Cards: Correlations with Measures of State Education Environments.
Martinez, Mario C.; Ivory, Gary
Correlation and multiple regression analyses revealed the extent to which the report card grades of Quality Counts 2002, prepared by Education Week, were intercorrelated with and predicted by demographic factors among many states. The researchers used four grades from Quality Counts 2002 and five demographic factors. Few intercorrelations were found among Quality Counts 2002 grades, which suggested that the report cards are comprehensive. The multiple regression equations show that demographic factors account for from 4% to 66% of the variance in Quality Counts 2002 grades. This suggests that the report cards are moderately functional, i.e., they have potential to guide policy development. It is concluded that the Quality Counts report cards are useful for provoking discussion but not for resolving educational policy disputes. (Contains 2 tables and 32 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 1-5, 2002).