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dc.contributor.advisorWaddle, Jerry L. (Jerry Louis)en
dc.contributor.authorWelker, James L., 1956-en_US
dc.coverage.spatialMissouri
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2006 Fallen
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 9, 2007)en_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ed. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Educational leadership and policy analysis.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate the methods of determining adequacy and equity through SB 287. The study examined the assumptions used in the calculation of adequacy and the extent to which the formula is successful in improving equity over the former formula that was developed by SB 380 in 1993. The researcher collected data from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This data was used in correlation analysis to determine relationships between variables used to calculate the adequacy target. Correlations were performed between expenditure per pupil and APR scores, expenditure per pupil and percent free and reduced, expenditure per pupil and percent special education, and expenditure per pupil and percent limited English proficient. In addition, revenues per ADA under SB 380 were compared to revenues per ADA under SB 287 by calculating the coefficient of variation and the federal range ratio. Results of the study indicated that there was little correlation between the variables used to develop the adequacy target. This seemed to indicate that the successful schools method used in SB 287 to determine adequacy was invalid because it was based on the assumption that the variables are related. In addition, the results of the study indicated that the method of distributing funds decreased the variation in the amount per ADA. As a result, SB 287 seems to improve equity over the SB 380 formula.en_US
dc.identifier.merlin.b5928092xen_US
dc.identifier.oclc163578990en_US
dc.identifier.otherWelkerJ-120406-D5564en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4498
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2006 Freely available dissertations (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2006 Dissertations
dc.subject.lcshGovernment aid to educationen_US
dc.subject.lcshEducation -- Financeen_US
dc.subject.lcshBills, Legislativeen_US
dc.titleA study of the school funding formula created by SB 287 in Missourien_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational leadership and policy analysisen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameEd. D.en_US


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