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Educational Statistics for Educational Policy [microform] : A Political Economy Perspective / Maureen W. McClure and David N. Plank
Bib ID 5469862
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
McClure, Maureen W
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1985 
18 p. 
Summary

Ways in which the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) might reorient its activities to assist educational policy makers in making informed decisions are discussed. The first section discusses public school education as an investment. The outcomes of education should be followed as students enter the work force, at the local and federal level. Little is known about the link between education and our national economic status. A high quality database, building on the High School and Beyond study, should also track students through alternative educational programs. The second section addresses the level of aggregation of data, which should be based on its relevance for policy making, rather than convenience of data collection. NCES should provide reliable data on individual achievement and economic performance over time, school productivity, and regional economic returns on educational investments. In following the economic return, both individual income and payment of property tax are relevant. The third section encourages federal and regional databases, and suggests standards for NCES data collection: parsimony, accuracy, comparability, timeliness, and accessibility. A list of references is included. (GDC)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.

ERIC Note: In: Invited Papers: Elementary/Secondary Education Data Redesign Project, October 1985; see TM 860 450.

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 Agency Role.  |  Data Collection.  |  Databases.  |  Educational Economics.  |  Educational Policy.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Information Needs.  |  Longitudinal Studies.  |  National Surveys.  |  Policy Formation.  |  Politics of Education.  |  Statistical Surveys.  |  National Center for Education Statistics
Form/genre Opinion Papers.
Other authors/contributors Plank, David N., author
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