Title

Ample Provision

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

16-5-2019

End Date

16-5-2019

Abstract

How to allocate scarce resources for an optimal outcome is of keen interest to those who set the budgets in public education. Simply throwing money at schools is not enough: it is important that money is spent where it will do the most good. This study looks at Washington State public school districts and examines how per-student expenditures in eleven budget categories relates to on-time high school graduation rates. It is an investigative study, exploring whether there is enough evidence to merit further, more in-depth research. Using budget and graduation information from academic years 1997-98 through 2016-17 for a representative sample 63 districts, I simulate several dynamic panel models. From these I identify which budget categories most heavily impact graduation rates, and over what time horizon the impacts are apparent.

Winner, Outstanding Oral Presentation, College of Business.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Charles Wassell

Department/Program

Economics

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Ample Provision

Ellensburg

How to allocate scarce resources for an optimal outcome is of keen interest to those who set the budgets in public education. Simply throwing money at schools is not enough: it is important that money is spent where it will do the most good. This study looks at Washington State public school districts and examines how per-student expenditures in eleven budget categories relates to on-time high school graduation rates. It is an investigative study, exploring whether there is enough evidence to merit further, more in-depth research. Using budget and graduation information from academic years 1997-98 through 2016-17 for a representative sample 63 districts, I simulate several dynamic panel models. From these I identify which budget categories most heavily impact graduation rates, and over what time horizon the impacts are apparent.

Winner, Outstanding Oral Presentation, College of Business.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2019/Oralpres/172