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ERIC Number: ED537705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov-10
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Property Value and Achievement. Research Brief
Muir, Mike
Education Partnerships, Inc.
Is there a relationship between the dollar value of property behind each student in a school district and student achievement on standardized tests (or achievement in general)? This paper explains that probably due to the relationship between property taxes and school funding, there is a strong link between property value and student achievement. One study, for example, examined relationships among strategic planning in school districts; school district achievement in reading, language arts, and mathematics; and school district financial and demographic factors. The most striking finding to emerge was the moderately strong relationship between school district performance on standardized achievement tests and most of the demographic and financial factors. Another study found that for each additional $100 spent on classroom instruction, students gained as much as 18 points on the combined scores for the mathematics and verbal sections of the Scholastic Aptitude Tests after adjustments were made for student socioeconomic status and teaching experience of school staff. (Contains 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)