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ERIC Number: EJ780701
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0161-956X
Data Systems Linking Resources to Actions and Outcomes: One of the Nation's Most Pressing Education Challenges
Guthrie, James W.
Peabody Journal of Education, v82 n4 p667-689 Oct 2007
The inadequacy of present-day public school financial and performance reporting restricts policymakers. With existing spending and activity information now generally available, public officials can determine only overall education resource levels and make allocative decisions only among gross input categories such as relative amounts of labor and materials. If policymakers knew with greater precision for what activities school resources were actually employed and could systematically link resources to results, the consequence might well be greater (a) knowledge regarding schooling and progress toward an "education production function," (b) distributional equity of educational resources, and (c) opportunity for informed public discussion of education. (Contains 4 footnotes.)
Lawrence Erlbaum. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A