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ERIC Number: ED475492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct-25
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Post-Consolidation Evaluation--The Effects Eight Years Later.
Self, Tucker L.
Most school consolidations have exercised a plan, but few have followed up with an evaluation. This report provides a history of consolidation in Ohio and a follow-up study of the last school consolidation to take place in Ohio in 1992. The study, conducted in 2000, included a survey of teachers, parents, and students to determine the success of the consolidation and the feelings of those involved 8 years later. When asked in 1992 if the consolidation were good for everyone, 11 of the 13 teachers responding to the survey offered a positive response. The same response was offered 8 years later. Fifty-eight parents (78 percent) surveyed in 1992 expressed satisfaction with the consolidation. The same number were still pleased with the arrangement 8 years later. Also, 60 percent of parents believed their children enjoyed school after the consolidation. Those who responded with written comments were very positive about the consolidation. Additionally, superintendents of the smallest school districts in the state were surveyed to get a sense of what they were thinking about consolidation. They did not appear to be concerned with the issue of consolidation. (Contains 1 table and 23 references.) (WFA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio