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ERIC Number: ED191138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of School Building Age on Pupil Achievement.
Chan, Tak Cheung
Research conducted in Georgia reveals that pupils in school buildings with modern facilities attain higher achievement than pupils in buildings with older facilities. All public schools in Georgia containing eighth grade students were classified as non-modernized, partially modernized, or modern according to results of questionnaires administered to building principals in 1975-76. Academic achievement data providing the dependent variable for the analysis were derived from scores on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills taken by each school's eighth-grade students in 1975-76. Independent variables were school building age and socioeconomic status of each building's student population (based on the percentage of students participating free or at reduced rates in the school's lunch program). Analysis indicated that when the socioeconomic status variable was statistically controlled, school building age was significantly related (at the .05 level) to the composite, vocabulary, and mathematics scores on the Iowa Tests. (Author/PGD)
Office of School Facilities Planning, Greenville School District, P.O. Box 2848, Greenville, SC 29602 (free)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Georgia; Iowa Tests of Basic Skills