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School District Survey of Academic Requirements and Achievement. Fast Response Survey System, Early Release [microform]
Bib ID 5434210
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1983 
13 p. 
Summary

Results of this survey indicate that three important ways to improve high school student achievement are to increase daily attendance, improve study skills, and increase required courses. Two-thirds of the school district administrators responding rated increasing attendance as highly important. Almost half strongly favored increasing required core subject and study skill courses. Other highly rated alternatives among the eight listed were raising graduation requirements and expanding inservice teacher training. During the past 3 years (1979-82), nine out of ten districts reported implementing one or more activities to bolster achievement. Although urban, suburban, and rural districts are similar in their graduation requirements, urban districts tend to emphasize minimum competency tests and homework assignments more than rural districts. Minimum competency tests and scores from the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and American College Testing (ACT) Program revealed no consistent pattern of positive relationships between requirements and achievement. Questionnaires mailed to a national probability sample of 571 school districts representing 11,370 school districts with high schools yielded a 93 percent response rate. Six tables of statistical findings and a reproduction of the survey questionnaire are included. (JBM)

Notes

ERIC Note: Survey questionnaire contains small print.

Educational level discussed: Elementary Secondary Education.

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 Academic Achievement.  |  Achievement Gains.  |  College Entrance Examinations.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Minimum Competency Testing.  |  National Norms.  |  National Surveys.  |  Program Implementation.  |  Questionnaires.  |  School Administration.  |  School Effectiveness.  |  School Surveys.  |  Student Improvement.  |  Tables (Data)
Form/genre Numerical/Quantitative Data.  |  Reports, Research.  |  Tests/Questionnaires.
Other authors/contributors National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC
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