School Composition and Resources

School Composition by Socioeconomic Background of the Student Body

Exhibit 5.1 provides information about the socioeconomic composition of the schools attended by fourth grade students. As reported by principals, on average, 38 percent of the students were in schools with relatively more affluent than disadvantaged students, 33 percent in schools where there was a balance, and 29 percent in schools with relatively more disadvantaged than affluent students. Higher average reading achievement was associated with attending schools with a higher percentage of economically advantaged students (530, 513, and 487, respectively).

Table

Socioeconomic Composition of Schools Table

About the Measure

Socioeconomic Composition of Schools Measure