Friday, January 7, 2011

Two new reports from the 21st Century Partnership for STEM Education

Report Identifies 30 PA Districts with the Greatest Gains and Losses on the 11th Grade PSSA Math and Science Test from 2004 to 2010
Using data from Pennsylvania Department of Education, 30 districts were identified that had most improved and 30 districts that had most regressed on the 11th grade PSSA math and reading tests out of a total of 497 districts.
 Educational spending per pupil was analyzed for both groups of schools.
Study Finds Little Relationship between the Amount of Educational Expenditures Per Student and High School Achievement in Pennsylvania
A new study of 498 school districts in Pennsylvania found little relationship between the amount of educational expenditures per student and high school student achievement.
The study questions the findings of the Pennsylvania Costing Out Study of 2007 that contended up to $4.57 billion more was required to achieve 100% proficiency for all students.
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