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RACE, SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS, SCHOOL LEVEL-RESOURCES, AND PARENTAL INFLUENCES ON FCAT SCORES IN FLORIDA: A QUANITATIVE STUDY.

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2005
Abstract/Description:
There is an abundance of literature that focuses on the standardized test score difference between minority and non-minority students. Within this literature, socio-economic factors, parental influences, and school-level resources have been used to explain the difference in test scores. The purpose of this study is to identify the variables that are thought to significantly influence test score achievement. The data come from the Florida Department of Education and the US Census. Linear regression analyses results are used to examine the relationship between the independent and the dependent variables. The results showed that overall economic factors are more closely related to FCAT scores than race. More specifically, the percent of students receiving free lunch was negatively correlated with FCAT scores.
Title: RACE, SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS, SCHOOL LEVEL-RESOURCES, AND PARENTAL INFLUENCES ON FCAT SCORES IN FLORIDA: A QUANITATIVE STUDY.
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Name(s): King, Tara, Author
Jasinski, Jana, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2005
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: There is an abundance of literature that focuses on the standardized test score difference between minority and non-minority students. Within this literature, socio-economic factors, parental influences, and school-level resources have been used to explain the difference in test scores. The purpose of this study is to identify the variables that are thought to significantly influence test score achievement. The data come from the Florida Department of Education and the US Census. Linear regression analyses results are used to examine the relationship between the independent and the dependent variables. The results showed that overall economic factors are more closely related to FCAT scores than race. More specifically, the percent of students receiving free lunch was negatively correlated with FCAT scores.
Identifier: CFE0000896 (IID), ucf:46641 (fedora)
Note(s): 2005-12-01
M.A.
Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Masters
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Subject(s): standardized tests
socio-economic status
poverty
education
stratification
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0000896
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Host Institution: UCF

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