ERIC Number: ED429096
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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A Three-Year Analytic Comparison of Eleventh Grade Academic Achievement in the Slippery Rock Area High School, and District Pupil Expenditures. Technical Report.
Christmann, Edwin P.; Badgett, John L.
During the 3-year period from 1995 through 1998, the mean mathematical and reading achievement scores of Slippery Rock Area High School's (SRAHS) 11th graders reflected a distinct decline. In the 1995-96 school year, the SRAHS 11th-grade standardized mathematics score was significantly higher than the mean in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as was the standardized reading mean. In the 1996-97 school year, the SRAHS 11th grade mathematics score was somewhat lower than that of the Commonwealth, but the difference was not statistically significant, and the reading mean score was precisely the same as that of the Commonwealth, with no significant difference between the two. However, both the mathematics and reading mean scores of SRAHS 11th graders were significantly lower than the two Commonwealth means during the 1997-98 school year. A cost-effectiveness analysis was performed to determine the relationship between school district expenditures and 11th-grade mathematics and reading achievement during the same 3-year period. Since the analysis was basically a correlational procedure, no cause-effect relationship can be assumed. Nevertheless, an inverse correlation of -0.991 was found between the two variables, indicating that increases in expenditures were accompanied by decreases in academic achievement. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Slippery Rock School District, PA.; Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania