ERIC Number: EJ1066703
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Poverty and Algebra Performance: A Comparative Spatial Analysis of a Border South State
Tate, William F.; Hogrebe, Mark C.
Peabody Journal of Education, v90 n3 p380-403 2015
This research uses two measures of poverty, as well as mobility and selected education variables to study how their relationships vary across 543 Missouri high school districts. Using Missouri and U.S. Census American Community Survey (ACS) data, local R[superscript 2]'s from geographically weighted regressions are spatially mapped to demonstrate differences in relationships between poverty, mobility, and educational variables across districts. Results show the importance of allowing relationships to "vary" between districts and that using a global measure fails to capture important local contextual variation. Missouri and ACS poverty measures are related to each other and to selected education variables, but the strength of relationship varies significantly by regions across the state. The implications for future research and policy are discussed.
Descriptors: Poverty, Algebra, Mathematics Achievement, Comparative Analysis, High Schools, Mobility, School Districts, Educational Opportunities, Geographic Location, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri
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