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ERIC Number: EJ903274
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0972
Relationship between Educational Resources and School Achievement: A Mixed Method Intra-District Analysis
Jimenez-Castellanos, Oscar
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v42 n4 p351-371 Nov 2010
This study examines the relationship between educational resources (fiscal, personnel and facilities) and school achievement within a large urban/suburban elementary school district. A sequential mixed methods approach reveals inequitable resource allocation trends and patterns between schools within a school district by producing different student outcomes. The educational resources positively correlated to higher school achievement are: higher teacher salaries, newer schools, more multi-purpose space per pupil and less portable classrooms. Without question, White students receive more of these resources than Latino students, low-income students and English Language learners. This study also conducts a multiple comparative case study analysis comparing between Title I and non-Title I schools, within Title I schools and within non-Title I schools. The study contains policy and practice implications to improve opportunity and school achievement in urban/suburban school districts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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