An evaluation of pupil transportation in eighteen Texas public junior colleges



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In the state of Texas eighteen of the thirty-one public junior colleges used buses to transport students to and from the campus for the purpose of attending classes. There was no previous research available in the Texas Education Agency or its junior college division. This study was based on the need for such study and possible evaluation. One of the first steps of the investigation was to find a suitable instrument which would measure the transportation services. Such an instrument was found in what is termed the Isenberg Scale. These evaluative criteria were developed in 1952 by Robert M. Isenberg. The scale was developed for use on a nationwide basis. The resource persons used to develop it represented twenty-five states and all were specialists in the field of pupil transportation. The scale is objective in rating and measures in four areas, namely, safety, efficiency, adequacy, and economy. Each of these areas is broken into the sub-factors of administration and management, driver, vehicle, and maintenance. The ratings are converted into numbers which are plotted on bar graphs. [...]



Transportation, Student life