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Examining the Determinants of Charter School Expansion and the Relationship of Charter Schools and District Performance Using Event History Analysis and Cross Sectional Modeling

Title: Examining the Determinants of Charter School Expansion and the Relationship of Charter Schools and District Performance Using Event History Analysis and Cross Sectional Modeling.
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Name(s): Lassila, Nathan E. (Nathan Eric), author
Berry, Frances Stokes, professor directing dissertation
Iatarola, Patrice, outside committee member
Feiock, Richard, committee member
DeHaven-Smith, Lance, committee member
School of Public Administration and Policy, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Charter schools represent one of many choice options available to Florida school districts. While public choice theory may provide insight as to why choice should impact student performance, using two research stages, this paper examines empirically factors leading to charter school adoption and the relationship of increasing charter schools on district academic performance. Results of this research indicate that, increasing middle school class size and emulation of neighboring adopters are statistically significant factors in a districts' charter school policy adoption. True emulation as specified by diffusion literature may be suspect due to the advent of choice alternatives in Florida prior to the law that allowed districts to formally adopt charters as a choice policy. Thus, the choice may not have diffused from early adopters to laggards, but rather via a burst of adopters who had been waiting for an opportunity. Further, cross sectional modeling provides slight or weak evidence that increases in charter schools is positively associated with academic performance in districts.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-3267 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Askew School for Public Administration and Policy in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2007.
Date of Defense: April 2, 2007.
Keywords: Floirda, Hazard Model, Survival Analysis, Policy Adoption, Determinants, School Performance, School Choice, Public Choice, Charter, Event Hitory Analysis
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Frances Stokes Berry, Professor Directing Dissertation; Patrice Iatarola, Outside Committee Member; Richard Feiock, Committee Member; Lance DeHaven-Smith, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Public policy
Public administration
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-3267
Owner Institution: FSU

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Lassila, N. E. (N. E. ). (2007). Examining the Determinants of Charter School Expansion and the Relationship of Charter Schools and District Performance Using Event History Analysis and Cross Sectional Modeling. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-3267