Question: The Education Agency of one of the nation s most populous

The Education Agency of one of the nation’s most populous states evaluates public elementary schools on the basis of the following inputs and outcomes:
• Total campus attendance
• Average student scores on standardized tests in math, reading, and writing
• Total number of students enrolled
• Average teacher salary
• Average teacher experience
• Total number of teachers employed in regular education
• Total number of teachers employed in special education
• Average instructional expenditure per student
• Total number of economically disadvantaged students
• Total number of limited English proficiency students

The inputs and outcomes are factored together to obtain an overall performance rating.
1. Comment on these criteria as a basis for evaluating the performance of elementary schools.
2. Can you propose a means of improving upon these criteria?

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