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ERIC Number: ED360133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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North Carolina Rural Initiative Study of Secondary Schools: Funding Effects on Depth of the Curriculum.
Forbes, Roy H.; And Others
This paper examines the relationship between school size and funding levels in North Carolina secondary schools. Data included information from 94 secondary schools concerning classes offered, school enrollment and staffing, school size and location, funding levels, and student achievement in eight selected subjects; principal and teacher interviews in selected secondary schools and feeder elementary schools; and supportive data from state and census archives. The results are organized into two sections: the relationships of school size and funding level to depth of curriculum, and variances in student achievement across levels of school size and levels of funding. School size appears to be the most important factor in variety of curriculum and specialized courses, with larger schools providing more course offerings. In addition, funding appears to make a difference when special equipment is needed to offer a course. Regression analyses indicate that funding level was a predictor of student achievement in algebra, biology, chemistry, and geometry, while school size was a predictor of achievement in biology and physics. (LP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina