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Any educational intervention has an outcome and a cost. A measure of the cost effectiveness is obtained by measuring costs against outcomes.

Uses
Analysing cost effectiveness of an intervention can involve evaluating various options, for example:
o reviewing a number of alternatives all of which are within the realm of cost feasibility;
o considering which supplemental programs ought to be used to improve an educational outcome;
o trying to identify which program has the best average outcome per student relative to the per-student cost.

Resource Guide (info)
o Preparation time: moderate to low
o Student time: low
o Time to administer: low
o Time for analysis: moderate
o Additional resources: none

Author
versions for printing are available Philip Crompton
University of Stirling.

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