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ERIC Number: ED523710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 255
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1244-1393-8
Successful Resource Allocation in Times of Fiscal Constraint: Case Studies of School-Level Resource Use in Southern California Elementary Schools
Toyoda-Smart, Kumi
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Southern California
This study examines how five diverse California elementary schools--two underperforming and three high achieving, with statistically significant subgroups of English Learner, socioeconomically disadvantaged, and minority students--have allocated resources to improve student achievement. The applied research contributes new information to the current body of knowledge regarding Adequacy Oriented School Finance Reform (Picus, Odden, Aportela, Mangan, & Goetz, 2008). The goal of this project is to collect school data from the 2007-2008 academic year and examine how site level financial allocations have changed in response to the 2008-2009 California education budget cuts and how those reallocations have impacted programs at the five elementary schools. These findings will then be overlaid with the Evidence Based Model (Odden & Picus, 2008) to validate the Model's theory of improved student achievement. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California