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Sander, Joseph G. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
There is an abundance of research associated with the belief that factors such as educational expenditures, socioeconomic demographics, geographic location, district size and school funding have a relationship to student achievement. This study provides insight into the relationship between these factors and the effect it has on student academic…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Educational Finance, Correlation, Academic Achievement
Platt, Louise Carolyn Sater – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this research study is to compare student achievement changes between matched QEIA and non-QEIA schools in an effort to infer effects of the most significant feature of QEIA funding, class size reduction. The study addressed the critical question--are there demonstrated, significant differences in student achievement gains between…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Comparative Analysis
Maranowski, Rita – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined student achievement in Michigan public school districts to determine if rural school districts are demonstrating greater financial efficiency by producing higher levels of student achievement than school districts in other geographic locations with similar socioeconomics. Three models were developed using multiple regression…
Descriptors: School Districts, Urban Schools, Rural Schools, Suburban Schools
Bevers, James Walter – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study was implemented to investigate how three Texas high school campuses improved their campus accountability ratings using the High School Allotment (HSA) funding. Three high schools were selected based on criteria, including campus size, ethnic breakdown of student population, use of HSA finding, and improvement in the campus…
Descriptors: High Schools, Accountability, Case Studies, Interviews
Reller, Timothy Leonard – ProQuest LLC, 2010
As high schools have struggled to increase the academic performance of their students to meet state and national guidelines, all aspects of the schools' operations have been reviewed. This includes the type of schedule, block or traditional, used by the school. This study was a comparison of teacher attitudes and teaching strategies between two…
Descriptors: High Schools, Block Scheduling, Teacher Effectiveness, Metropolitan Areas