A Comparative Study of School District Expenditures in Texas Since the Enactment of Senate Bill 7

A Comparative Study of School District Expenditures in Texas Since the Enactment of Senate Bill 7

Date: December 1998
Creator: Odle, B. Neal (Barry Neal)
Description: The purposes of this study were to: (a) determine the effects of Senate Bill 7 on expenditures in Texas school districts, (b) compare similarities and differences in expenditures among property-poor, medium-wealth, and wealthy-districts, (c) analyze spending patterns in light of equalization efforts, and (d) provide useful data to researchers in the area of equalization and adequacy.
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An Investigation of the Impact of Technology Expenditures on Student Achievement in Texas Districts

An Investigation of the Impact of Technology Expenditures on Student Achievement in Texas Districts

Date: August 2005
Creator: Hancock, Robert
Description: The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between money spent on technology hardware, software, and training on district-wide achievement as measured by Texas standardized achievement tests, the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), and the American College Test (ACT). A series of studies were carried out to develop a model of the relationship between Texas district TAKS, TAAS, ACT, and SAT scores for all subjects and district expenditures on technology hardware, technology software, and technology training. The findings of this study showed that although the mixture of uneven distribution of training, incentives, and equipment in these Texas districts clouds the issue of effective integration as it does for all districts (Anderson & Becker, 1998), and the mean level of per pupil technology expenditure for participating districts is of an amount ($192 per student) deemed unlikely to have substantial impact on student outcomes (Anderson & Becker, 1998), there are strong positive links between levels of expenditure and student achievement on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills and the American College Test that indicate that establishing guidelines for levels of expenditure, schedules of acquisition of materials and equipment, and timeframes for training and implementation may be vital to the success ...
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A quantitative study of revenue and expenditures at U.S. community colleges, 1980-2001.

A quantitative study of revenue and expenditures at U.S. community colleges, 1980-2001.

Date: May 2006
Creator: Roessler, Billy Charles
Description: This study provides a detailed description of revenue and expenditure patterns of the United States community college by state and by institutional type (rural-, suburban-serving, and urban-serving) for each five-year period from 1980-81 to 2000-01. The Katsinas, Lacey, and Hardy classification schema for community colleges is used to analyze data from the National Center for Education Statistics' Integrated Postsecondary Educational Data System (IPEDS) and Higher Education General Information Surveys (HEGIS). Further analysis clusters states into the following groupings: states with/without substantial local funding, large "mega-states" versus all other states (employing the methodology developed by Grapevine at Illinois State University), and the structure of state coordination (as developed by Tollefson and others in their studies of state community college systems). The analysis showed wide differences in the various funding patterns for community colleges as related to revenue streams. As late as 1980-91, 16 states contributed 60% or more of the total budgets for their community colleges; by 2000-01, no state did so. By college type, rural-serving community colleges saw the greatest net negative change in their operating budget margins, from 3.2% to 0.4%, although it should be noted that every one of the community college types also experienced a significant decline ...
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The Effects of District Expenditure Per Pupil and Low Socio-economic Status on the Grade 10, 2000 and 2002 Disaggregated Student Performance Scores on the TAAS

The Effects of District Expenditure Per Pupil and Low Socio-economic Status on the Grade 10, 2000 and 2002 Disaggregated Student Performance Scores on the TAAS

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Date: May 2006
Creator: Iker, Gary A.
Description: Educators can no longer simply look at student totals to distribute instructional dollars. Databased decision-making must be instituted to overcome achievement gaps between white and non-white students. In low-socioeconomic (SES) settings, districts must increase expenditure per pupil (EPP) as low-SES rates rise for all students as district administrators must be in a position to show product rather than process. It was attempted to determine if a positive or negative relationship existed between Anglo, Hispanic, and African-American student test scores and wealth factors on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills tests in 2000 and 2002. Wealth factors studied included EPP and SES. Data analysis was carried out on 974 independent and consolidated school districts in Texas. Low-SES was found to be a negative predictor of higher test performance on standardized reading and mathematics tests. To varied degrees, low-SES affected all students from all ethnicities as well as affluent students. EPP was attributed with a positive effect on student test performance. Increases of $1,000 or more at one time produce performance increases from 0.20 to 0.40 points. In making specific recommendations, the researcher advises increasing expenditures low-SES districts, schools, and classrooms through the creation of specific district linear equations exhibited in this ...
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Status of the UNT Libraries 2015: Library Town Hall Meeting on Library Budget and Other Issues

Status of the UNT Libraries 2015: Library Town Hall Meeting on Library Budget and Other Issues

Date: May 20, 2015
Creator: Halbert, Martin
Description: Presentation for the May 2015 Library Town Hall Meeting. This meeting discussed the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries current budget status and other related issues.
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Budget Status of the UNT Libraries 2014: Library Town Hall Meeting on the Library Budget Shortfall

Budget Status of the UNT Libraries 2014: Library Town Hall Meeting on the Library Budget Shortfall

Date: September 12, 2014
Creator: Halbert, Martin
Description: Presentation for the September 2014 Library Town Hall Meeting. This meeting discussed the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries budget status and shortfalls.
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[Expenditures for the benefit of the estate of Solomon M. Rucker]

[Expenditures for the benefit of the estate of Solomon M. Rucker]

Date: unknown
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Description: Expenditures for the estate of Solomon M. Rucker May 18, 1861 through August 10, 1861. The first page includes items listed by date with a final total at the end, continued on the second page along with the transcript of a receipt for items bought in June. Watermark on paper: "Erasable; Plover Bond; 25% Cotton Fiber; USA"
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C. B. Moores expences

C. B. Moores expences

Date: unknown
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Description: Expenses for Charles B. Moore, including dates and costs from June 23, 1862 through December 27, 1865. Watermark on paper: "Erasable; Plover Bond; 25% Cotton Fiber; USA"
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Expences for 1866

Expences for 1866

Date: unknown
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Description: Expenses for Charles B. Moore, including an itemized list with dates and costs from January 5 through September 5, 1866. Watermark on paper: "Erasable; Plover Bond; 25% Cotton Fiber; USA"
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C. B. Moores Individual Expences

C. B. Moores Individual Expences

Date: unknown
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Description: Individual expenses for Charles B. Moore including an itemized list with costs and dates from January, 1867 through April 7 1868. Watermark on paper: "Erasable; Plover Bond; 25% Cotton Fiber; USA"
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