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Shaul, Marnie S. – 2002
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 directed the U.S. General Accounting Office to determine whether the Department of Defense (DOD) overseas teachers' compensation package is adequate to recruit and retain qualified teachers. The Act also required GAO to determine whether or not any revisions to the law governing DOD…
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Dependents Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Recruitment
Shaul, Marnie S. – 2002
This is a report of a study by the U.S. General Accounting Office for the U.S. Congress. Using data from the 2000-01 school year, the study focused on per-pupil spending, factors influencing spending, and other similarities and differences among selected high-poverty inner-city elementary schools and selected suburban elementary schools. From 42…
Descriptors: Costs, Educational Finance, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools
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Kramer, Liz – Journal of Law & Education, 2002
Examines effectiveness of court challenges to education-finance systems in achieving need-driven educational equity, focusing on California, Kentucky, and Texas. Provides overview of education-finance litigation and goals of finance reform. Describes funding system in each state both pre- and post-litigation; uses statistical measures to discuss…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education
National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. – 1978
The Safe School Study was mandated by Congress to determine the frequency, seriousness, and incidence of crime in elementary and secondary schools in all regions of the United States; the cost of material replacement and repair; the means used in attempting to prevent crimes in schools; and means by which more effective crime prevention may be…
Descriptors: Alarm Systems, Case Studies, Community Characteristics, Educational Environment
National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. – 1977
The methodologies, instruments, and procedures that were used by Research Triangle Institute (RTI) in conducting its part of the Safe School Study are described in detail. The report focuses on methods, the rationale for their selection, and their implementation. It also addresses various practical problems encountered. The sample design is…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Measurement Techniques, Methods
National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. – 1977
A 12-page summary of the Safe School Study outlines the methodology of the study, seriousness of the problem, extent of the problem, location of offenses, factors associated with school violence and vandalism, and the effectiveness of measures taken to prevent crime in schools. (MLF)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Prevention, School Security
National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. – 1978
This documentation has been prepared to guide the analyst who intends to analyze the data collected for the Safe School Study. Along with the Volume 2 Methodology report, its objective is to serve as a reference guide to the distributed data files. Together, these two volumes describe the data, the techniques utilized in their collection, and the…
Descriptors: Data Processing, Databases, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys
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Buss, William G.; Novick, Melvin R. – Journal of Law and Education, 1980
Examines the statistical methods used and those that should be used to detect cheating on standardized tests and enumerates the legal rights that might be violated by use of inadequate methods. Outlines a model of self-policing that would avoid the disadvantages that flow from resorting to judicial solutions. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Cheating, Civil Liberties, College Entrance Examinations, Court Litigation
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Whitten, David – Houston Law Review, 1978
The method and means by which statistics can raise a prima facie case of Title VII violation are analyzed. A standard is identified that can be applied to determine whether a statistical disparity is sufficient to shift the burden to the employer to rebut a prima facie case of discrimination. (LBH)
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Doctrine, Court Litigation, Employment Practices
Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis. – 1997
This study evaluated a pilot project for privatizing or outsourcing remedial education programs in the state of Maryland. The program was conducted by the mathematics department at Howard Community College and Sylvan Learning Systems, a Baltimore-based tutoring company, and covered four periods the summer, spring, and fall semesters of 1995 and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Compensatory Education, Educational Assessment, Higher Education
McNeil, John M.; And Others – 1989
This report examines the poverty status of persons in 1984 and 1985 using the complete panel file of the 1984 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) and compares those findings to poverty estimates based on the Current Population Survey (CPS). Although the CPS is used to obtain official estimates of persons in poverty, SIPP captures the…
Descriptors: Blacks, Census Figures, Comparative Analysis, Hispanic Americans
Plant, Mark W. – 1990
The development of information for adjustment of the 1990 decennial census conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce is discussed. Policy guidelines for the adjustment decision, which have been the subject of litigation, as well as technical operational plans are outlined. These plans include projects to evaluate the matching process, the…
Descriptors: Census Figures, Decision Making, Error of Measurement, National Surveys
Datta, Lois-ellin – 1989
This report concerning information on education in the United States addresses three questions: (1) what has happened over the past 15 years? (2) what are some reasons for the decline that has taken place in information gathering activity? and (3) how far does the problem in information gathering extend? Federally sponsored research and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Agency Role, Data Collection, Educational Finance
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs. – 1986
Testimony on the need for building an information base on the changing demographics of an aging society in order to make intelligent policy decisions is presented in this Senate committee hearing. Opening statements by Senators Charles Grassley and John Glenn are provided. Jacob A. Brody, dean of the School of Public Health, University of Illinois…
Descriptors: Demography, Federal Programs, Hearings, Older Adults
Frisbie, David A.; And Others – 1979
A guide to help instructors establish grading policies and practices or review and revise current grading procedures is presented. Advantages/disadvantages of four common comparisons used to determine grades are considered: comparisons with other students, comparisons with established standards, and comparisons based on learning relative to…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, College Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Grading
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