Date of Award
Moore School of Business
Director of Thesis
Dr. Patrick Nhigula
Dr. Maureen Petkewich
This research project discusses school funding instruments of rural and urban schools in South Carolina and uncovers its effect on student academic achievement. Educational achievement is assessed based on report card datasets between 2018 and 2019, containing South Carolina Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) score data and South Carolina College and Career Ready Assessment (SCREADY) score data. This research project uses a comparative analysis to evaluate each group’s performance in the subjects of English Language Arts and science. The statistical analysis tools that this research project uses include analysis of variance (ANOVA), linear regression analysis, and Microsoft Power BI. The datasets are examined to uncover potential differences between rural and urban schools in student achievement and college-career readiness. The proposed null hypothesis examines standardized mean scores of SCPASS and SCREADY test score data. It reviews the means for standardized scores on the SCPASS and SCREADY to determine if the means are equal between the urban and rural districts. The proposed alternative hypothesis assumes that there is at least one significant difference among the groups described.
Burton, Darren R., "The Corridor of Shame: An Immersed Analysis of South Carolina Schools" (2021). Senior Theses. 469.
Accessibility Commons, Curriculum and Instruction Commons, Curriculum and Social Inquiry Commons, Early Childhood Education Commons, Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Commons, Education Law Commons, Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration Commons, Elementary Education Commons, Science and Mathematics Education Commons, Secondary Education Commons, Urban Education Commons