ERIC Number: EJ1137644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Does Money Really Matter? Investing in the Future of Hispanic Students
Corrales, Antonio; Schumacher, Gary; Peters, Michelle L.
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, v13 n4 p9-19 Win 2017
This study examined the relationship between school funding and graduation rates of Hispanic students. Data from a purposeful sample of 147 Texas school districts identified as having a student Hispanic population greater than 75% were examined. Additionally, superintendents were interviewed to provide an in-depth understanding of the potential influence of school funding on the graduation rates of their district's Hispanic students. Results concluded that a relationship existed between: (a) school funding and graduation rates in small school districts; (b) school funding invested on dropout prevention programs and graduation rates; and (c) school funding and graduation rates for districts reporting up to a 50% LEP student population. Superintendents differed in their perceptions of what contributed to their district's graduation rates and school funding concerning graduating Hispanic students.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Graduation Rate, Educational Finance, Superintendents, School Districts, Correlation, Financial Support, School District Size, Dropout Prevention, Administrator Attitudes, Limited English Speaking, Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Disadvantaged Youth, Semi Structured Interviews, Academic Achievement, Educational Indicators, Expenditure per Student, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Student Records, Statistical Analysis, High School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Academic Excellence Indicator System