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Outline of the project

Introduction Literal review

Methodology Analysis of results Conclusion

Abstract This paper attempts to examine the relationship between the family income and the test score. The poverty and others factors affects on the school district's performance. The Cincinnati Enquirer gathered data from Ohio Department of Taxation (The Cincinnati Enquirer, November 30, 1997). The methodology used in this study is multiple regressions to indicate the relation between the factors which are existing in the report such as (family income, ADC (Aid for Dependent Children), the percentage of students who pass exams and the percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced price lunches. A portion of the data collected for the 608 school district.

Introduction Many people have commented on the relationship between income levels and test scores in public schools. Test scores from schools in more affluent neighborhoods tend to be better than test scores from schools in poorer neighborhoods In the United States, public schools are run by school districts, which are independent special-purpose governments, or dependent school systems, which are under the control of state and local government. Proficiency scores measure a student's mastery of skills and understanding in a topic area. The evaluation for the school district is very difficult to determine exactly what factor which affect on test score. In our case family income played a critical role more

than teacher pay, Class size and number of instructor assistant is the strongest predictor of how students will perform. The analysis indicate that each public school district's fourth, sixth, ninth and twelfth grade proficiency exam scores along with Median family income and the degree of welfare and the free or reduced priced lunch which children have it. Although the family income gives many of facilities but sometimes' 'Poor kids can achieve at the same levels as affluent kids. Poverty just makes it harder. We used multiple regression to calculate Correlation analysis so, dependent variable which the variable that is being predicted (the family income) and independent variables which the variables that provides the basis for estimation (percentage of students passing the tests. ADC is the percentage of each school district's student on ADC; Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) was a federal assistance program in effect from 1935 to 1996, which was administered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. This program provides financial assistance to children whose families had low or no income. It was criticized for offering incentives for women to have children, and for providing disincentives for women to join the workforce the percentage of Free lunch or reduced-price are the percentage of students who quality for free or reduce lunch. It means a lunch served by a school district participating in the national school lunch program to a student qualifying for national school lunch program benefits based on family size-income criteria.

Literal review
Donald Haurin co-author of the study and professor of economics at Ohio State

Student scores do not affect on the education issues only but sometimes it convert the district's house prices high to low Or vice versa. Homebuyers pay attention to schools when considering which house to buy.

Among blacks without a high school education, almost half (47.1%) of those age 2534 had incomes below the federal poverty. Among black women age 25-34 without a high school education, nearly two out of three (61.5%) lived in poverty. Notice that the family income reflects strong effect on student proficiency test scores, because when all members family live in the atmosphere of the poverty, they don't care. They will look for how can cover their needs not how can improve their children proficiency score. They will exploit their children to improve family positron better than going to high school education or to deduct part of family income to pay high expenditure in professional school. Differences in family incomes, education levels reflected in student test scores. So educators say children who grow up in poverty are not doomed to fail in school. The result is that overall funding for districts with high poverty rates is often higher than the funding for more affluent districts.

Test score or the student? A disadvantaged student in a different school district could end up improving his test scores more than the privileged student, all because he went to a high-quality school. But in the end, if his test scores are not as high as that of the privileged student, the school will not get as much credit. Teachers see the problems brought by poverty first hand: First-graders who come to school without knowing their numbers, alphabet or full name. Parents' moves around the city force their children to change schools annually. "The money is not always spent wisely," said Ohio Senate President Richard Finan. R-Evendale. "Sometimes it's difficult to know what it's spent on."

"If you pay people more money and they do the same old things, it doesn't improve achievement," we have to exploit the money to create new approach in running the system of education. No kid ever learned chemistry because you put a $20 bill on his table. He learns because you bought him a book or a chemistry teacher,"

Donald Haurin
Parents who own their own home may be helping to boost their childrens educational achievements and even reduce behavioral problems, according to a new nationwide study. The research showed that for children living in owned homes rather than rental units, math achievement scores are up to 9 percent higher, reading achievement is up to 7 percent higher and behavioral problems are 1 to 3 percent lower. One problem for school districts is that the value-added approach is difficult for researchers to measure, and difficult for the public to understand. Proficiency test scores, however, are readily available and easy to understand, which makes them more influential with the public, Haurin said.

Results for: Data Regression Analysis: Median Income versus Rank; % Passed; ... The regression equation is Median Income = 9384 + 1.94 Rank + 256 % Passed + 130 % on ADC - 210 % Free Lunch

First: There are relations between Median income and (Rank, % passed, on ADC and free lunch); For each the rank School or country will achieve, the median income will increase by1.94$, ceteris paribus. Each the percentage of passed student increase the median income will goes up by 256$, ceteris paribus. Each the percentage of ADC increase, the median income will increase by 130$, ceteris paribus. Each the percentage of free lunch increase, the median income will decrease by 210$.
R-Sq = 56.0% fifty six percent of the variation in the median income is accounted for by these four variables.

Correlations: Rank; % Passed; % on ADC; % Free Lunch; Median Income

Rank % Passed % on ADC % Free Lunch Median Income % Passed % on ADC % Free Lunch

-0.973 0.698 0.746 -0.667 -0.755 -0.790 0.694 0.889 -0.593 -0.704

% passed and % free lunches have strong Correlation with median income and % on ADC has the weakest correlation with median income.

The correlation between the percent on ADC and percent of free lunch is 0.889 which is above the 0. 7 rule of thumb level, indicating multi collinearly. One of those two variables should be dropped.

The Cincinnati Enquirer, November 30, 1997, Collected data on the math, reading, Science, writing and citizenship proficiency exams given to fourth-, sixth-, ninth-, and twelfth grades in early 1996. When we use the statistic is the sciences of collecting, analyzing and interpreting data to assist in making more effective decisions. The data collected for the 608 School district. The variables classified into dependent and independent (x,x,x) variables. Therefore, the multiple regression and Correlation analysis, is the better way to help us better explain or predict the dependent variable Y=a + b1X1 + b2X2 + b3X3+b4X4 Median Income = 9384 + 1.94 Rank + 256 % Passed + 130 % on ADC- 210 % Free Lunch Y (median income) is the value of the Dependent variable what is being predicted or explained a (Alpha) 9384 is the Constant or intercept, indicates that the regression equation intersects the Y axis at 6.3 when both (Rank, %passed ,%ADC, free lunch ). The b2 of 1.9 indicates that for each increase of one in the Rank, the median will increase 1.9 dollar in the median income, ceteris paribus. The b2 of256% indicates that for each increase of one student passing the exam, the median income will increase by 256 dollars, ceteris paribus. The b3 of130% indicates that for each increase one percent in the Aid for dependent Children, the median income will

increase by 130 dollars, ceteris paribus. The b3 of 210 indicates that for each increase one percent-of free lunch, the median income will decrease by 210 dollars. Coefficient of multiple Determinations: the percent of variation dependent variable Y, explained by the Set of independent variables x1,x2,x,3,x4, so R-Sq = 56.0%, indicates that the percent of variation in the median income, explained by the set of (percentage of students passing the test, percent on school district's on ADC, percent on free lunch. The characteristics of coefficient of multiple indicates that, If can range from 0 indicates little association between the set of independent variables and dependent variable, So R = 0.56 is near to1 means that, the relation between the median income (dependent variable) and the independent variables for instance Rank of Schools, percent of passing student pass, percent of school district's students on ADC and the percent of free lunch, are the percentage of students who Quality for free or reduced price lunch ) is the strong association.

Coefficient of Multiple Determination=

ssR/ss total

7603435585 /13580287552=0.56 By Minitab output, use the regression Sum of square, SSR then divided by the total sum of squares, SS total. The ANOVA Table uses to calculate the residual or error variation, this is random error. Df (Degree of freedom) in the" repression "row is the number of independent variables, so K = 4. The degrees of freedom in the "Error "is n-(k+1) = 608-(4+1) =603.

Total variation = SS total =13580287552 and Residual error or error variance = SSE =5976851967 Therefore, The regression variation = ss total - SSE 13580287552 -5976851967 =7603435585 Correlations: Rank; % Passed; % on ADC; % Free Lunch; Median Income Using correlation Matrix indicates that, % passed and % free lunches have strong Correlation with median income and % on ADC has the weakest correlation with median income indicates that, the correlation between the percent on ADC and percent of free lunch is 0.889 which is above the 0. 7 rule of thumb level, indicating multicollinearity. One of those two variables should be dropped. We noticed that the Rank it is not significant has effects on correlations. Correlations: % Passed, % on ADC, % Free Lunch, Median Income % %on ADC %Free Lunch Median Income Passed -0.755 -0.790 0.694 0.889 -0.593 -0.704 % on ADC % Free Lunch

The result indicates that, the same result 0.889 is the correlation between the percent of ADC and percent of free lunch, then drop free lunch because of it lower significant than ADC.

Inferences in Multiple linear Regressions

Multiple regression analysis has been viewed only as a way to describe the relationship between a dependent variable (the family income) and several independent variables (Rank, % passed, % free lunch, % ADC). Global test: testing the Multiple Regression model The null hypothesis is The alternate hypothesis

H1: Not all the BI 'S are 0

The degree of freedom is n- (k+1) 608-(4+1) =603. K is the value corresponds to the number of independent variables. The critical value of F is found in appendix B.4. Using the table for the.05 significance level, move horizontally to 4 degree of freedom in the numerator, then down to 603, because the maximum value 120 and then infinity. Therefore we choose 120 to give the critical value- 2.45. Now If F value is less than or equal 2.45, we Do not reject the null hypothesis. From Mini tab data F equal 191.78 so we reject H0 (null hypothesis) and accept the alternate hypothesis, H1. Evaluating individual Regression coefficient The critical value for t is in Appendix B-2 For a two tailed test.
For Rank

for % passed for% ADC H0:B2=0 H0:B2=0 H0: B3=0 H0: B3=0

for free lunch H0: B4=0 H0: B4=0

H0:B1=0 H0:B2=0

THE DECISION The test statistic is the t distribution with n -( k+1)= 608 -( 4+1)= 603 degree of freedom, Using the .05 significance level and Appendix B-2. The decision rule is to reject Ho if the computed value of t is less than- 1.972 or Greater than 1.972. The T value of rank equal 0.60, so the decision will do not reject Ho, the null hypothesis. The T value of passing student Exam equal 3.59, so the decision will reject Ho and accept H1. The T value of percent of ADC equal 4.32, so the decision will reject Ho and accept H1, The (T- value) of percent of free lunch equal -9.60, so the decision will reject H0 and accept H1.

The poverty has a strong effect on the students and the school district's performance. There is strong correlation between the family income and student score. Therefore the government should increase the fund to support the school district. When parent have high income level and they own private houses will affects on their children performance. Homeownership seems to benefit children because the environments in homes including such things as safety, maintenance and the availability of educational materials are on average better than those in rental units, the study suggests. In addition, the greater stability of homeowners is good for childrens development.

Teacher salary, having a masters degree or higher, years of teaching experience, and extra academic opportunities stand out as variables contributing in some degree to actual district performance.

We have reached an extremely important fact. It is clear that home environment is the chief factor influencing success of children in school. Statistically, socio-economic status of the family is the major factor. It is clear that we must focus on the home environment to improve public education in the U.S. There are two approaches. The first is to augment the home environment by external changes and improvements. The second is to change the home environment itself. The latter is actually simple,

but not easy, mainly because it requires a transformation in the way we consider the family.

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