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ERIC Number: ED002989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 174
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A STUDY OF THE SIZE-COST-ACHIEVEMENT RELATIONSHIPS IN THE REORGANIZED SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF WISCONSIN.
BRAGG, DESMOND H.
THIS REPORT IS A DISSERTATION ON AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE NATURE OF THE RELATIONSHIPS OF THE SIZE-COST-ACHIEVEMENT FACTORS OF 39 REORGANIZED SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF WISCONSIN. THE AIM WAS TO IDENTIFY THE SIZE DISTRICT AND LEVEL OF EXPENDITURE WHICH PRODUCE THE GREATEST EDUCATIONAL RESULTS AND TO EVALUATE THE REORGANIZED DISTRICTS BY DETERMINING IF THEY ARE EFFECTIVELY USING THE SIZE FACTORS TO PRODUCE GREATER ACHIEVEMENT. THREE SIZE CATEGORIES BASED ON TOTAL ENROLLMENT--(1) OVER 800, (2) 400 TO 800, (3) LESS THAN 400--WERE USED AS SUBJECTS. COST DATA FROM ANNUAL REPORTS OF DISTRICTS, MEASURES OF ACHIEVEMENT FROM TEST RESULTS, AND STUDENT QUESTIONNAIRES WERE ANALYZED FOR THIS STUDY. THE CONCLUSIONS DRAWN WERE THAT THERE WAS AN INVERSE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PER PUPIL COSTS AND THE SIZE OF THE SCHOOL. THUS, SMALLER SCHOOLS WOULD BENEFIT BY CONSOLIDATION AND OFFER A BETTER EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM AT A SAVING PER PUPIL. NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES IN ACHIEVEMENTS OF READING AND MATHEMATICS APPEARED IN SIZE CATEGORIES. BECAUSE OF THE INCONSISTENCY OF THE COST-ACHIEVEMENT RELATIONSHIP FURTHER STUDY IS RECOMMENDED. (GC)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Identifiers: MADISON; WISCONSIN