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ERIC Number: ED554770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 140
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3030-6696-2
The No Child Left Behind Comparability Provision and Within-District Resource Distribution: An Examination of One Florida School District
Chaprnka, Danielle L.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Florida
The intent of Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is to ensure that all students, regardless of their socioeconomic status, are provided a fair and equitable opportunity to meet challenging academic performance standards. Given such, Title I legislation provides for federal funding to be administered to school districts and schools serving high percentages of children living near or at poverty levels. The Supplement, not Supplant provision within Title I legislation requires that such federal funding supplement state and local funding administered to schools serving needy student populations. While the Federal Title I program brings local school districts additional funds, decisions made at the school district level that alter the spending levels of state and local funds have the ability to offset the impact of Title I funding. Such decisions often involve the placement of the school district's most experienced, educated teachers, who earn higher salaries than their less experienced, less educated colleagues. The purpose of this study was to analyze the spending patterns within one selected Florida school district over the fiscal year period of 2005-2006 through 2009-2010 and identify whether significant differences exist between the amounts of state and local funds expended per-pupil at Title I schools versus non-Title I schools, either before or after accounting for teacher salaries. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used. The descriptive statistical measures employed were the mean, median, and standard deviation. In order to test for a statistically significant difference between the per-pupil expenditures of state and local funds at Title I and non-Title I schools, the Wilcoxon Two-sample Test was employed. The results illustrate that, in the selected Florida school district, the per-pupil expenditures of state and local funds at Title I schools, as compared to non-Title I schools, were generally equal, both before and after accounting for teacher salaries. These findings suggest that the Title I Supplement, not Supplant provision's requirement that school district officials distribute state and local funds equally before layering on Title I funds was being met within one Florida school district. [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 Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001