A study to assess the possibilities of making quantitative comparisons of educational systems (that is, comparisons of specific systems with variants in which changes and innovations are incorporated). Only elementary and secondary schools are considered. Comparisons of this type to help administrators and others choose improved education systems will soon be feasible. However, it is necessary for more work to be done toward estimating the "input-output relationships" in education.
Kershaw, Joseph A. and Roland N. McKean, Systems Analysis and Education. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 1959. https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_memoranda/RM2473.html. Also available in print form.
Kershaw, Joseph A. and Roland N. McKean, Systems Analysis and Education, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, RM-2473-FF, 1959. As of August 03, 2022: https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_memoranda/RM2473.html