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ERIC Number: EJ849044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0146-9282
Measuring and Reporting School and District Effectiveness
Phelps, James L.
Educational Considerations, v36 n2 p40-52 Spr 2009
The purpose of this article is to illustrate how a valid and reliable state accountability system could be developed that identifies effective schools and school districts in a comprehensive, understandable, and practical way. The author presents an overview of the strategy used in the analysis, discusses the use of education production functions and the assessment of school effectiveness, and proposes a model of education production. The data and analysis processes used are described, and the empirical results are presented. The results from the presented method are contrasted with results from a "change score" approach, and conclusions and implications for school accountability policy are discussed. (Contains 6 figures, 3 tables, and 11 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001