ERIC Number: ED307693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
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School Size, School Characteristics, and School Outcomes.
Fowler, William J., Jr.
A study investigated the possible dependence of educational outcomes on staff attributes and organizational size once socioeconomic indexes are taken into account. All data were obtained from the New Jersey Department of Education. The variables of interest and their operational definitions include school characteristics, teacher characteristics, district scholastic aptitude tests, district characteristics, and many school outcomes. Seven variables were significant: percentage of low income students in a school; size of school; number of schools; percentage of teachers with a bachelor's degree; pupil-teacher ratio; average teacher salary; and the district's socioeconomic status. An inverse relationship between school size and student outcomes is demonstrated. The size of schools may also affect the internal allocation of funds from the school district. Appended are 32 references, a 5-page list of variable definitions, a table of univariate statistics, and a table of results of backward stepwise regression. (SI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey