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ERIC Number: ED553933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 106
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3031-2307-8
Resource Allocation Practices in Three Charter Middle Schools in Relation to Student Achievement Improvement Strategies
Campo-Contreras, Susana
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Southern California
The purpose of the study was to develop a better understanding of the allocation of resources used to improve student learning outcomes in three middle schools within a Charter Management Organization (CMO). The three middle schools that participated in the study have similar demographics and serve students in low socio-economic areas of Los Angeles. The current practices of three middle schools as they pertain to the allocation of resources were compared to the "10 Strategies for Doubling Student Performance" which were identified by Odden (2009) as having a direct impact on increasing student outcomes. The study found that the three middle schools' current practices for improving student achievement aligned with the strategies identified be Odden (20009) at various levels. Additionally, the study found that the practices implemented by the schools can be attributed to the ongoing dedication of the entire CMO whose vision is focused on effective teaching as a model for educational reform. Finally, the use of a simulation to compare the current allocation of resources for the three middle schools with the Evidence Based Model (EBM) developed by Odden and Picus was utilized to analyze how the schools' practices compared to that recommended by the EBM. The study found that the staffing realities for the three specific middle schools within the Charter Management Organization do not vary significantly when compared to the EBM, but there do exist specific areas that might need to be studied further so that the reallocation of resources can be further considered so as to better increase the fidelity in how these schools provide support for struggling learners. [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: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California