ERIC Number: ED481805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Measuring Access to Learning Opportunities.
Hawley, Willis D., Ed.; Ready, Timothy, Ed.
This study examined the continued relevance and adequacy of the Elementary and Secondary School Civil Rights Compliance Report (E&S Survey) as a tool for enforcing civil rights laws in education, monitoring quality of access to learning opportunities, and research on other current issues of educational policy and practice. The Committee on Improving Measures of Access to Equal Educational Opportunity was formed to study the E&S Survey and its uses. The Committee commissioned five papers based on E&S Survey data and oversaw a basic analysis of data from the 2000 E&S Survey. The Committee concludes that the E&S Survey continues to play an essential role in documenting disparities and providing information that is useful both in guiding efforts to protect students' civil rights and for informing educational policy and practice. It also concludes that the Survey's usefulness and access to the survey data could be improved. Recommendations for survey administration, improving data quality, increasing access to the data, and disseminating survey findings are included. The four appendixes include synopses of papers prepared for the Committee, overview of findings from the 2000 E&S Survey, the 2000 E&S Survey, and using E&S Survey data in combination with other federal datasets. (Contains 114 bibliographic references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Civil Rights, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Legislation, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Law Enforcement, Public Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Center for Education.