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ERIC Number: ED529343
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Instructional Expenditures and Dropout Rates of Special Populations in Texas High Schools
Koepke, Gloria; Kupczynski, Lori; Holland, Glenda
Online Submission, US-China Education Review B 6 p862-867 2011
This study examined the relationship between instructional expenditures and the annual dropout rates of special populations. Per-pupil instructional expenditures by school district and targeted special populations included students identified as ELL (English language learner), economically disadvantaged, at-risk and special education students. All public high schools in Texas reporting data for the school years studied were included. Three successive school years (2005-2006, 2006-2007 and 2007-2008) were cross compared for a relationship between funding and dropping out of school. For each school district in Texas, bivariate regression correlations analyses were conducted between their special population dropout rates and their per-pupil instructional percentage rates. The process was repeated using data from three consecutive school years. The study further examined the link between education funding and student outcomes. Expenditures are explicitly linked with dropout rates to provide recommendations for the dropout dilemma and future research. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas