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ERIC Number: ED048305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 147
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The Relationship Between Expenditure Per Pupil and Achievement in English.
Fritze, Dean Ellsworth
The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between the cost input to education and one measure of output--achievement in English. Because achievement in English depends upon the variables of scholastic aptitude and socioeconomic status, these were used as co-variables in the study in a multiple regression analysis. Figures for input (pupil expenditure, student aptitude, and socioeconomic status) and figures for output (student achievement in English) were calculated at 46 schools to test the null hypothesis that predicted mean school achievement in English is no more a function of pupil expenditure, student aptitude, and socioeconomic status than it is a function of student aptitude and socioeconomic status. The results of the tests of significance at a pre-determined 5% level showed that the basic null hypothesis must be accepted as stated. The only independent variable significant in predicting achievement was found to be aptitude; the status variable was not significant in predicting achievement. (Author/DD)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Minnesota