ERIC Number: ED462457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Performance, Characteristics and Expenditures in New York City Elementary and Middle Schools. Condition Report.
Stiefel, Leanna; Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Iatarola, Patrice; Fruchter, Norm
This study examines the academic performance of students in New York City's elementary and middle schools, investigating variations across grades and schools and documenting differences in student and teacher characteristics and the pattern and level of expenditure between low, middle, and high performing schools. The study reports averages of student, teacher, and expenditure variables for each level of performance. The study used 2 sources of 1997-98 school-level data published by the New York City Board of Education (BOE): "School Based Expenditure Reports" and "Annual School Reports." The study also used data obtained directly from the BOE to augment measures of school-level student performance on citywide reading and mathematics examinations. Results confirmed years of previous research: low-performing New York City schools overwhelmingly serve students of color who are poor, are limited English proficient, have consistently low attendance, and are taught by teachers who have very limited experience and earn the lowest average salaries. Moreover, these low performing schools receive a higher per pupil expenditure than the aggregates for middle and high performing schools. There is a higher percentage of children in full-time special education in the lowest performing schools. Appended are extensive tables of research data. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Educational Finance, Elementary Education, Expenditure per Student, Middle Schools, Minority Group Children, Poverty, Scores, Socioeconomic Influences, Special Education, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Urban Schools
For full text: http://www.albany.edu/edfin/StiefelCR.PDF.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.; State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office of the Regents.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY.