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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Teacher compensation and the academic achievement of elementary students
by Arnold, Doug, Ed.D., Lindenwood University, 2009, 158; 3372316
Abstract (Summary)

This study examined Missouri Assessment Program achievement scores and teacher salaries to determine if a correlation existed. Student achievement scores and teacher salaries were obtained from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for the 2006-2007 school year. Analysis of the data indicated there was a significant correlation between student achievement as measured by the Missouri Assessment Program and teacher salaries.

This study is part of a companion project. The researchers collaborated on the research portion of this study. The researchers shared common goals, defined their roles in the review of literature and coordinated efforts to produce this project. Each researcher utilized a different target population but focused on the same topic.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reid, Terry
Commitee: Cooper, Dennis, Devore, Sherry
School: Lindenwood University
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- Missouri
Source: DAI-A 70/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational tests & measurements, School administration, Elementary education
Keywords: Academic achievement, Elementary students, Missouri Assessment Program, Student achievement, Teacher compensation, Teacher salary
Publication Number: 3372316
ISBN: 978-1-109-35258-0
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