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O'Conner, Rosemarie; Porowski, Allan; Passa, Aikaterini – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2014
This study of Maryland State Department of Education data on K-12 public school students in Maryland for 2009/10, 2010/11, and 2011/12 examines whether exclusionary discipline (suspension and expulsion) is given out in a way that has a disproportionate impact on Black and other racial/ethnic minority students relative to White students, and on…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students, Special Education, Suspension
Lancaster, F.W. – 1968
A detailed analysis was made by the National Library of Medicine of the performance of the Medical Literature and Analysis System (MEDLARS) in relation to 300 actual "demand search" requests made to the systems in 1966 and 1967. The objectives of the study were : (1) to study the demand search requirements of MEDLARS users, (2) to…
Descriptors: Coordinate Indexes, Evaluation, Indexing, Information Processing
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Kim, Jin Eun – Educational Planning, 1977
This paper conceptualizes a cost-effectiveness analysis and describes a cost-effectiveness analysis model for secondary vocational programs. It generates three kinds of cost-effectiveness measures: program effectiveness, cost efficiency, and cost-effectiveness and/or performance ratio. (Author)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Models, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Huffman, Zoula; And Others – 1997
Describing the evaluation and planning process at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, this document presents guidelines, procedures, and indicators used at the college for the systematic review of academic departmental effectiveness. First, the five-column program review model used at the college is outlined and the purposes of review are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, College Planning, Community Colleges
Lapsley, Daniel K.; Daytner, Katrina M.; Kelly, Ken; Maxwell, Scott E. – 2002
This large-scale evaluation of Indiana's Prime Time, a funding mechanism designed to reduce class size or pupil-teacher ratio (PTR) in grades K-3 examined the academic performance of nearly 11,000 randomly selected third graders on the state mandated standardized achievement test as a function of class size, PTR, and presence of an instructional…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Class Size, Grade 3
Jensen, Marjane; Beck, Michael D. – 1978
The 1978 edition of the Metropolitan Achievement Tests was analyzed for sex stereotyping and for the use of male, female, or neuter references and a comparison was made with the 1970 edition. There was less bias in the new edition, and there was relatively little sex stereotyping with respect to occupations, activities, and roles for females.…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Content Analysis, Elementary Education, Evaluation Criteria
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Weeks, William B.; Lee, Richard E.; Wallace, Amy E.; West, Alan N.; Bagian, James P. – Journal of Rural Health, 2009
Context: Unplanned readmission within 30 days of discharge is an indicator of hospital quality. Purpose: We wanted to determine whether older rural veterans who were enrolled in the VA had different rates of unplanned readmission to VA or non-VA hospitals than their urban counterparts. Methods: We used the combined VA/Medicare dataset to examine…
Descriptors: Veterans, Hospitals, Medical Care Evaluation, Risk
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Finch, Holmes; Stage, Alan Kirk; Monahan, Patrick – Applied Measurement in Education, 2008
A primary assumption underlying several of the common methods for modeling item response data is unidimensionality, that is, test items tap into only one latent trait. This assumption can be assessed several ways, using nonlinear factor analysis and DETECT, a method based on the item conditional covariances. When multidimensionality is identified,…
Descriptors: Test Items, Factor Analysis, Item Response Theory, Comparative Analysis
Edwards, Keith J. – 1976
The use of tests in personnel decisions has become an increasing legal liability for employers. The major questions raised by the courts concerning this use of tests are described. Current federal guidelines for performance appraisal systems, as established by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, are explained and traced to Title VII of…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Court Litigation, Criterion Referenced Tests, Employers
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Quah, Cheng Sim; Sim, Sandra Phek Lin – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2014
This study examined the overview of how individuals in their respective teams operated and contributed to their organization. This study also identified the salient characteristics of how the respondents made progress as leaders in their respective faculties or departments towards identifying directions for innovative future practice through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Leadership, Leadership Responsibility
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC. – 1975
A nationwide systematic approach to assess the developments and achievements of highway safety activities was conducted to measure program outputs from 1969 through 1974 using key indicators of performance such as ratios and percentages. A sample of 10 states was selected with overall sample of 105 local jurisdictions which would provide estimated…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Alcoholism, Driver Education, Law Enforcement
Burne, Kevin – 1973
Phases two and three of an evaluation of an innovative approach to English Composition instruction at Long Beach City College are reported. In the innovative approach, each class was divided into two groups of 15 students each, which met twice each week to discuss topics for writing, to read and revise first drafts of papers, and to discuss basic…
Descriptors: College Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Data Analysis
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield, Dept. of Planning, Research and Evaluation. – 1992
Statewide information contained in the school report cards released over the last 6 years in Illinois are summarized, with a focus on trends for selected indicators. Some vignettes have been included to reflect the more human aspects of the data presented in the graphs. Between 1986 and 1991 student enrollment, after declining, increased in 1991,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Achievement Rating, Educational Assessment
McClellan, Keith; And Others – 1971
This manual is designed to provide guidelines for the analysis of the costs of operating day care centers and not day care homes. Day care is defined as a broad term applied to a variety of programs that shelter preschool and school age children on something less than a 24-hour basis. The guidelines set forth by this manual aim to permit the…
Descriptors: Accounting, Administration, Child Care, Comparative Analysis
Phipps, Curtis – 1973
With student-counselor ratios generally high and with funds generally limited, it is imperative that counselors concentrate on the priority needs of the students, and that they plan deliberately and carefully to meet those needs. This document is a collection of forms and outlines developed and utilized by the Kentucky State Department of…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Counseling Objectives, Counseling Services, Counselor Evaluation
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