Ensaio: Avaliação e Políticas Públicas em Educação
versão impressa ISSN 0104-4036
NASCIMENTO, Paulo Augusto Meyer Mattos. Students' performance and municipal expenditure by student in education: the relationship observed in municipalities of Bahia for year 2000. Ensaio: aval.pol.públ.Educ. [online]. 2007, vol.15, n.56, pp. 393-412. ISSN 0104-4036. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-40362007000300006.
This article presents findings for the impact of school resources on student achievement in Brazilian public schools. The analysis is made upon the results in Portuguese and Maths score tests undertaken by pupils who were enrolled in the 4th and 8th grades in public schools of 274 municipalities throughout the Brazilian State of Bahia during the year 2000. Multiple regressions were observed in Microsoft Excel 2000 using a number of proxies for the factors pointed by the literature as determinants of student achievement, in order to try to explain the marks those pupils got. Although the results have not been statistically significant in any of the regressions, this work is a contribution to provide objective parameters to evaluate public policies in Education in Brazil, especially those concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of the public expenditure allocated for the elementary public schools.
Palavras-chave : School effectiveness; School resources; Elementary education; Student achievement; Public expenditure in Education; Economics of Education.