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Allen, Henriette L.; Tadlock, James A. – 1987
This report describes various components of the process of disaggregating student achievement data and provides examples of each component. Information is provided to allow school districts to conduct their own school effectiveness evaluation. Results of the California Achievement Tests form one of the bases of the analysis. The underlying…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. – 1988
This report covers the October 1987 educational and career postsecondary activities of the June 1987 graduates from 145 Connecticut local public high schools (136 comprehensive high schools, 6 alternative high schools, and 3 endowed and incorporated academies) and 105 nonpublic high schools, and the February 1988 activities of the June 1987…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Employment, Equivalency Tests, High School Equivalency Programs
Uyeki, Eugene S. – 1988
A 20-year retrospective study indicates that the Cleveland Scholarship Program (CSP) has been significant in enabling lower income students to complete a college education at rates higher than those reported for the United States as a whole. CSP provides advisors who work individually with financially disadvantaged seniors in all Cleveland (Ohio)…
Descriptors: Admissions Counseling, Black Students, College Admission, College Graduates
Lewis, James H. – 1990
A comparison of the racial composition of parent, community, and teacher representatives elected in autumn 1989 to Local School Councils (LSCs) in Chicago to the racial/ethnic mix of the populations they represent indicates significant racial disparity on a city-wide basis. Statistical data were analyzed from 503 of a total of 540 schools (about…
Descriptors: Blacks, Citizen Participation, Community Control, Elections
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Paul, Faith G. – American Journal of Education, 1990
Examines patterns of enrollment, choice, and degree attainment of undergraduate students attending college between 1975 and 1986 in five metropolitan areas with private institutions as well as public systems enlarged during the postwar period. Finds that minority access as well as achievement have diminished considerably since the mid-1970s. (DM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, College Admission, Educational Opportunities
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Bryk, Anthony S.; Raudenbush, Stephan W. – American Journal of Education, 1988
Reviews hierarchical linear models that have been developed to address problems of the measurement of change and the unit of analysis in educational research. Introduces a three-level hierarchical model that should constitute the basic paradigm for future quantitative research on student learning. (Author/BJV)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Namboodiri, Krishnan; And Others – Sociology of Education, 1993
Presents a procedure for analyzing statistical data involving distributions that is more informative about causal and other relationships. Finds test scores were affected positively by increased time on task, teachers with higher educational attainment, and better school facilities. (CFR)
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Environment, Educational Research, Higher Education
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Norwood, Janet L. – Journal of Economic Education, 1994
Asserts that policymakers and the general public should be well informed about economic and social issues. Contends that a statistical system in a democracy has a heavy responsibility to ensure that the data represent fact, not opinion. Discusses changes made in the Consumer Price Index to prevent it from becoming politicized. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Cost Indexes, Data Interpretation, Databases
Caffarella, Edward P. – School Business Affairs, 1987
Explores current trends in school enrollment, projected enrollment through 2000, and implications for educators. A new baby "boomette", beginning in 1973 and peaking in 1988, will increase school enrollments throughout the 1990s. After 1995, kindergarten enrollment will decline and secondary enrollment, now steadily declining, will…
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends
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Reynolds, John F.; Baynes, Peter A. – Journal of Education Finance, 1986
Traces state financial aid to private colleges in New York State, culminating in McGeorge Bundy's subsidy program beginning in 1967. Questions whether students have actually benefited from Bundy Aid. A statistical analysis shows that private college tuition levels are determined more by academic quality than by costs, religious affiliation, or…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Higher Education
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Hought, J. R.; Warburton, S. J. – Economics of Education Review, 1986
Explains the United Kingdom's educational finance system and summarizes research into educational costs and resources at the individual school level, including the Loughborough research projects in the four Local Education Authority areas. Statistical investigations show that inequalities in funding and resource allocation need to be addressed.…
Descriptors: Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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King, Elizabeth M.; Lillard, Lee A. – Economics of Education Review, 1987
Aggregate schooling levels have risen greatly since the 1960's in Malaysia and the Philippines. This paper examines the extent to which indivduals' family background and government educational policies together influence schooling levels. Results suggest that policies have significantly affected attainment and distribution levels in both…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Dynarski, Mark – Economics of Education Review, 1987
To examine the reasons for declining Scholastic Aptitude Test scores during the past two decades, this paper proposes an empirical achievement model incorporating students' demographic characteristics and an expanding test-taking population. While test scores and participation rates are positively correlated, participation changes over time mask…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Models, School Demography
Feistritzer, C. Emily – American School Board Journal, 1986
Reports on a nationwide survey of the teaching profession that compares personal profiles and salaries of public school teachers and 4-year college graduates employed year round. Discusses issues of supply and demand, motivation and morale, job satisfaction, and teacher training. Six charts are included. (IW)
Descriptors: Charts, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Profiles
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Fisher, William – Education for Information, 1987
This survey of 124 special librarians suggests that library schools should emphasize a well-rounded curriculum to prepare students to function effectively in any professional position, rather than to train them for specific positions. The questionnaire used focuses on educational experience, and is appended. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Experience, Job Training, Librarians
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