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ERIC Number: EJ798245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
Examining Regional Science Attainment and School-Teacher Resources Using GIS
Hogrebe, Mark C.; Kyei-Blankson, Lydia; Zou, Li
Education and Urban Society, v40 n5 p570-589 2008
Using percentage of students at proficient and advanced levels for science on the Missouri Assessment Program in St. Louis area school districts, this study investigates the relationship of scientific attainment with school variables of enrollment, percentage of students receiving free/reduced lunch, instructional expenditures per student, teacher/pupil ratio, and teacher variables of percentage with master's degrees, salary, and years of experience. At the district level, the results suggest a significantly large negative correlation between science performance and percentage of students receiving free/reduced lunch and moderate positive correlations for science attainment with instructional expenditures per student, teacher salary, education, and experience. Geographic information system (GIS) is used to produce spatial and geographic representations of relationships between school, teacher, and science attainment variables. This geospatial representation gives a unique perspective on how educational data are distributed across the region and shows district variation in student science attainment in relationship to where school and teacher resources are located. (Contains 4 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 10; Grade 3; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri