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ERIC Number: EJ1019057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
Equity, Adequacy, and Categorical Funding in Colorado School Finance: A Focus on English Language Learners
Ramirez, Al; Siegrist, Michael; Krumholz, Patrick; Rainey, Tracie
Education and Urban Society, v45 n6 p700-713 Nov 2013
This study investigates the interrelationship of categorical funding mechanisms within the Colorado school finance system for English language learners (ELLs) in an effort to test overall equity of the system in light of an underfunded categorical program. Using several analytical techniques, the study set out to determine the degree to which issues of adequacy within the ELL categorical program bear on equity among school districts in the state. Specific attention was focused on school districts with high levels of ELL students and school districts with little or no ELL programming needs. Results show an adverse trend as the percentage of ELL students increases in a school district. Equity overall among school districts is similarly adversely affected.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado
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