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ERIC Number: EJ1005815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1097-9638
Developing a Predictive Metric to Assess School Viability
James, John T.; Tichy, Karen L.; Collins, Alan; Schwob, John
Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, v11 n4 p465-484 Jun 2008
This article examines a wide range of parish school indicators that can be used to predict long-term viability. The study reported in this article explored the relationship between demographic variables, financial variables, and parish grade school closures in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. Specifically, this study investigated whether statistically significant and substantively meaningful differences exist between open and closed schools on selected demographic and financial variables. Discriminant function analysis was utilized to create a model for predicting parish school viability. The final portion of this study describes the translation of this discriminant function analysis into a diagnostic tool that could be used as an early warning system to assess school viability on an ongoing basis. (Contains 10 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri; United States