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This analysisfocuses on the average state scores in 2013 for reading and mathematics offourth and eighth grade pupils taking the National Assessment of EducationalProgress. Of the 19 possible determinants that are tested, two are mostimportant: average pupil-teacher ratios in the state and the share of pupilscoming from low income families who are eligible for free or low cost lunches.Most of the other variables focusing on pupil and school characteristics or onstate policies such as expenditures on education, length of school year, orrequired attendance at kindergartens did not have a statistically significantimpact.


Test Scores, Pupil Characteristics, School Characteristics, State Policies

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Pryor, F. 2014 A Note on the Determinants of Recent Pupil Achievement. Creative Education, 5, 1265-1268. doi: 10.4236-ce.2014.514143.

Author: Frederic L. Pryor

Source: http://www.scirp.org/


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