ERIC Number: ED432834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
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Federal Aid to Education: A Student Level Analysis.
Verstegen, Deborah A.; Torrence, Patricia T.
A study that examined the magnitude of federal aid to individual students and the targeting of those funds based on need found that although federal aid to education averages 7 percent nationwide, little work has been done that disaggregates these amounts by locality. The study included an intradistrict analysis of federal-education aid per pupil. The goal was to explicate the federal role in education and provide greater insight on issues of equal educational opportunity for children and youth in schools and classrooms by providing better finance data. The study employed a post-hoc design in which per-pupil federal funding was examined for the 1991-92 school year. The subject pool was the entire universe of 2,038 students in a rural school district in Virginia. Funding profiles were developed for each student and compared to poverty using descriptive and inferential statistics. The results were grouped around such questions as What federal grants in aid were available in the school district? The findings show that total funding increased over time, but there was a sharp drop in the federal share of funds for elementary and secondary schools. Virginia's total federal revenue receipts were 7.7 percent in 1984 and 4.8 percent in 1994 of total aid received. (Seven tables present statistical findings.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia