ERIC Number: ED461980
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Building Performance: An Empirical Assessment of the Relationship between Schools Capital Investment and Pupil Performance. Research Report.
Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
This report presents empirical evidence about the impact that capital investment has on academic achievement in the United Kingdom public school system. It also provides an overview of the research methodology and the main findings from the existing literature and qualitative studies compared to those found in quantitative studies. Analyses indicates that, while most quantitative studies show that capital spending heightens academic performance, the relationship appears weak. However, qualitative studies and a literature review reveal a stronger link between capital spending and student achievement. The strongest relationship between capital investment and academic performance appears to be in specific school design features and school facility quality. Appendices contain additional information on the qualitative research design, issues related to the study's statistical methodology, and detailed statistical results. (Contains 54 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews, Public Schools, Student School Relationship
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom