ERIC Number: ED180090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Cost of Educational Programs in Tennessee.
Cambron, Nelda H.; Hale, James A.
The purpose of this study was to determine the cost relationships among the educational programs in Tennessee prior to the implementation of Tennessee's weighted pupil formula (1976-77) and to examine expenditure patterns for the first year of the actual operation of the formula (1977-78). All mandated programs were examined as well as additional program areas. Data from the analysis will allow evaluation of the present cost indices as well as of the program structure. The report contains a brief review of cost analysis studies, an analysis of program costs in Tennessee, and the implications and recommendations for program funding in Tennessee. In examining the costs of program areas, 28 school districts were selected. A range of factors influencing district costs was used in this sample. The factors include local wealth, expenditure per student in average daily attendance, average daily attendance, population, rural/urban representation, and geographical distribution. A table of cost-related data is included for each district. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.
Identifiers: Tennessee; Tennessee School Finance Equity Study Project; Weighted Pupil Formulas
Note: Prepared for the Tennessee School Finance Equity Study; For related documents, see EA 012 284-292