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Heath, Julia A.; Tuckman, Howard P. – Economics of Education Review, 1987
Examines the effects of tuition level and financial aid on graduate enrollments and the pool of scholars with advanced terminal degrees. Within an alternative statistical framework defining educational demand as more than first-year enrollments, tuition and financial aid effects can be examined at each stage of the choice process. Includes one…
Descriptors: Degrees (Academic), Economic Factors, Educational Demand, Educational Economics
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Childs, T. Stephen; Shakeshaft, Charol – Journal of Education Finance, 1986
This meta-analysis found a minimal relationship between student achievement and educational expenditures except for direct instructional expenditures such as teachers' salaries and supplies. The amount spent is less vital than how the money is spent. (Compare gymnasium renovation with purchasing a new math program.) Nonschool factors may also be…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditures
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Harford, Jon D.; Marcus, Richard D. – Economics of Education Review, 1986
Examines determinants of tuition at American private colleges using 1982-83 data. Hedonic regression analysis involving over 20 quality measures shows that private college tuition responds in economically sensible ways to changes in public tuition and in quantity and quality of the faculties, facilities, and student bodies at private colleges.…
Descriptors: College Choice, Educational Economics, Educational Quality, Higher Education
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Strauss, Robert P.; Sawyer, Elizabeth A. – Economics of Education Review, 1986
Using logarithmic and statistical data, this study analyzes teacher quality as a determinant of student performance on standardized tests. The most startling finding: a 1 percent increase in teacher competency, as measured by standardiazed test scores, is accompanied by a 5 percent decline in student failure rate on high school competency…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Competence, Elementary Secondary Education, Performance
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Chambers, Jay G. – Economics of Education Review, 1985
Public school teachers earn more money, and possess more of the characteristics valued in the teaching market, than do private school teachers. Organizational and ownership structure of schools appears to make a difference in teacher salaries. Profit-making schools are among the lowest paying, second only to parochial schools. (Author/MD)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Class Size, Educational Quality, Educational Research
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Kaufman, Phillip; Bradbury, Denise – National Center for Education Statistics, 1992
The National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88) is a large-scale, national longitudinal study designed and sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), with support from other government agencies. Beginning in the spring of 1988 with a cohort of eighth graders (25,000) attending public and private schools across…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Longitudinal Studies, Statistical Analysis, Demography
Idaho KIDS COUNT Project, Boise. – 1996
This data book represents a count of children and their well-being in society. It is intended to serve as a reference document, merging into a common format vital records (births and deaths), census information, and administrative data from many sources. The book is also intended to serve as an organized, cohesive and accurate view of how children…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Health, Children, Demography
National Association of State Boards of Education, Alexandria, VA. – 1999
This Brief builds on the work of the National Association of State Boards of Education 1997 Study Group on State Assessment Systems by examining one of the state board actions that is most likely to capture the publics attention: setting cut scores on state assessments. This process involves a large measure of human judgment and politics and a…
Descriptors: Cutting Scores, Educational Testing, Standard Setting, State Programs
Technology Univ.-Sydney, Broadway (Australia). Research Centre for Vocational Education and Training. – 1999
This publication is comprised of 12 position papers from the National Equity Workshop held at the University of Technology Sidney (Australia) at which participants summarized their positions on the way equity should be understood, their views on the strengths and weaknesses of current vocational education and training (VET) policy, and what they…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Community Organizations, Correctional Education
McConnell, Sheena – 1999
The value of the output and services produced by students while enrolled in the Job Corps was estimated by analyzing data from a sample of 2 projects from each of 23 Job Corps centers. The projects were subjected to in-depth analysis based on independent-estimate and relative-productivity approaches. The following were among the key findings: (1)…
Descriptors: Career Education, Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Disadvantaged Youth
Bosker, Roel; And Others – 1996
This article explores the following questions: first, "Do colleges of higher vocational education vary in the mean success of their graduates on the labor market?" and, second, "Are the differences between these colleges stable over time?". The analysis drew upon school effectiveness, quality assurance and labor market…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Outcomes Assessment, College Students, Data Collection
Benjamin, Diane; Thompson, Kerri – 1998
Noting that obtaining facts and figures on important policy issues related to children is the critical first step toward identifying what is working and what needs improvement, this Kids Count guide is designed to help local community members find and use data on the condition of children and families in Minnesota. The guide describes how to…
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Children, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education
Bishop, John – 1997
This paper addresses conflicting views on whether there is now or will soon be a surplus of college graduates and other skilled workers by analyzing data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Ten questions (and the answers reached) are addressed: (1) "Do the latest BLS projections of college graduate supply actually predict a bust--a…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Employment Patterns, Higher Education, Labor Market
Renfroe, William; And Others – 1988
This document comprises a report on the number of students in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) who graduated, dropped out, or transferred during the 1985-86 school term. Students covered include 42,661 who dropped out of secondary schools, 58,233 in secondary schools who transferred from one school to another, and 25,067 who…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Dropouts, Enrollment, High School Graduates
Renfroe, William; Weisbender, Leo – 1987
This document comprises a report of the postgraduation plans of seniors in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and their opinions about their high school education. A sample of 20,131 seniors, (response rate of 77 percent) responded to a three-part, 59-item questionnaire. Findings are arranged in the following order: (1) total group;…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Career Choice, High School Seniors, High Schools
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