Location

Room A129

Advisor(s)

Andrea Stuiber; Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Information Motivating Public Activism (IMPACT)

Start Date

1-5-2019 11:30 AM

End Date

1-5-2019 11:50 AM

Abstract

Most schools in America use standardized tests to determine how students do on average based on their peers and what they have been studying on school. These scores can also reflect a students comprehension on the material taught in class. The quality of the education provided can also be a factor that greatly influences a students’ performance on these standardized tests. The funding of a school is a major factor that influences the quality of education a school is able to provide. As a group, we analyzed data sets that analyzed the funding and standardized test scores of different schools in Illinois. In doing so, a better understanding between a school’s financial status and their standardized test scores was found, and this knowledge can be applied in future considerations about funding to improve the overall quality of education in schools in America.

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The Effect of School Funding on Standardized Test Scores

Room A129

Most schools in America use standardized tests to determine how students do on average based on their peers and what they have been studying on school. These scores can also reflect a students comprehension on the material taught in class. The quality of the education provided can also be a factor that greatly influences a students’ performance on these standardized tests. The funding of a school is a major factor that influences the quality of education a school is able to provide. As a group, we analyzed data sets that analyzed the funding and standardized test scores of different schools in Illinois. In doing so, a better understanding between a school’s financial status and their standardized test scores was found, and this knowledge can be applied in future considerations about funding to improve the overall quality of education in schools in America.

 

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