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ERIC Number: EJ1015613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-651X
Testing the Connection: Student Achievement, Student Behavior, and New Construction
Cox, Edward P.; Landis, Lynn Patrick
School Business Affairs, v79 n2 p8-11 Feb 2013
This article asks the following questions: (1) Is there a link between new construction and student achievement? (2) What role does socioeconomics play in the answer? Data were collected for seven academic indicators and two behavioral indicators. The high schools ranked in the lowest wealth quartile were then divided into two groups: schools with new facilities built under the Ohio School Facilities Commission) and schools without new facilities. Data were collected for the same indexes from 2005 and 2011 for each group and analyzed for significant differences. The differences between the two groups were then compared. This study did not substantiate the inherent premise that inadequate school facilities necessarily create inadequate educational opportunities for students. Students in the control group of school districts that did not build or remodel high schools achieved academic and behavioral results that were similar to those of the sample group. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio
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