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Information Use in Local School Improvement [microform] : A Multilevel Perspective / Leigh Burstein
Bib ID 5459720
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Burstein, Leigh
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1984 
42 p. 

This is one of a series of reports based on an ongoing reality test of systemic evaluation for instructional decision making. This feasibility study is being carried out by the Center for the Study of Evaluation with the Laboratory in School and Community Relations at a suburban Los Angeles high school (called Site A). Viewing a school as a cultural/ecological system, systemic evaluation is a set of principles to guide local development of processes to gather, organize, and utilize information relevant to the needs and values of the system and its members. This paper examines methodological issues derived from a multilevel analytic perspective on local school improvement. A multilevel analytic methodology examines data from the different levels (student, classroom/teacher, school, district) of the educational system and their interconnections. It employs test analysis procedures that reflect instructionally sensitive performance variation. It links the conceptualization of an educational process to its measurement and analysis at various levels. It uses analytical procedures that potentially identify effects at and within each level of the educational system. Numerous tables and a three-page list of references conclude the paper.


Sponsoring Agency: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: NIE-G-84-0112-P1.

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984). In: Comprehensive Information Systems for Local School Improvement: A Reality-Test in Secondary Schools (TM 850 001).

Educational level discussed: High Schools.


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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Data Analysis.  |  Educational Environment.  |  Educational Research.  |  Evaluation Methods.  |  High Schools.  |  Information Systems.  |  Institutional Characteristics.  |  Instructional Improvement.  |  Research Methodology.  |  Systems Approach.  |  Test Results.  |  Systemic Evaluation  |  Multilevel Analytic Methods Unit of Analysis Problems
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.  |  Information Analyses.
Other authors/contributors California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation
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