ERIC Number: ED367695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Factors Affecting School Division Performance. Final Report.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
This report provides information on the relationships among students and community characteristics, fiscal and educational resources, and student outcomes at the school-division level. Data from the 1989-90 Outcome Accountability Project include 50 indicators of division-level student outcomes. The factors related to these outcomes were examined through background studies, a literature review, a database of division-level data, and a variety of statistical analyses. Eight categories of variables were hypothesized to represent the educational process. Results of the correlation analysis involving these eight constructs are summarized as follows: (1) socioeconomic status and student characteristics are moderately correlated with student attainment; (2) socioeconomic status and student characteristics are highly correlated with student achievement; (3) community and division fiscal resources are weakly correlated with student attainment; (4) community and division fiscal resources are moderately correlated with student achievement; and (5) class size and teacher characteristics are weakly correlated with student attainment and achievement. Two tables and two figures present analysis results. Five appendixes provide associated documents, such as definitions and survey results. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Community Characteristics, Correlation, Databases, Economic Impact, Educational Attainment, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditures, Income, Literature Reviews, Outcomes of Education, Performance, School Districts, Socioeconomic Status, Student Characteristics
Virginia Department of Education, Office of Public Affairs, 25th Floor, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23216-2120 ($3.10).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.