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Frontier Functions [microform] : An Econometric Approach to the Evaluation of Educational Effectiveness / Henry M. Levin
Bib ID 5229804
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
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Levin, Henry M
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1971 
29 p. 
Summary

Aimed at federal, State, and local educational administrators; educational researchers familiar with cost-benefit analysis and econometrics; and economists interested in problems of educational finance, this study explores the applicability of an econometric model of evaluation to the efficiency of schools. The emphasis is on assessing school input-output relations that appear to be maximizing educational outcomes. The standard constrained-maximum model is formulated for the schools where output is reflected by a verbal achievement measure; inputs are composed of student characteristics, personnel attributes, facilities, and organizational variables. The model is applied to a sample of white 6th graders attending schools in a large, eastern city during 1965-66. However, the model also carries strong implications for those dealing with the problems of inner-city and low-income area schools. One of the major implications of the findings is that evaluation results for any group of schools may not be generalizable to any particular school in the sample. The possibility of constructing efficiency rankings for schools to find out which ones are obtaining the largest outputs for their resource is also explored. (Author)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: OEC-6-10-078.

ERIC Note: Paper originally prepared for Psychometric Society Annual Meeting. (St. Louis, April 8, 1971).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Cost Effectiveness.  |  Economically Disadvantaged.  |  Educational Administration.  |  Educational Economics.  |  Evaluation.  |  Input Output Analysis.  |  Mathematical Models.  |  Program Effectiveness.  |  Teacher Effectiveness.  |  Urban Areas.
Other authors/contributors Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Center for Research and Development in Teaching
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