The study calculated the relative technical efficiency of public school districts in the State of Arkansas utilizing an output oriented variable returns to scale data envelopment analysis (DEA) for the school year 2005-2006 and found over 80% of the schools districts were inefficient to a certain extent. The elimination of the relative technical efficiency could generate potential savings of $250, 000, 000. The study also found significant variances in relative technical efficiency and average effectiveness for school districts with similar concentrations of poverty students. Additionally, the study found significant variances in average effectiveness among school districts that were fully efficient. Finally, the study found significant discrepancies in the utilization of endogenous inputs resulting in significant differences in relative technical efficiency.The data were downloaded from the ADE website in an excel spreadsheet on November 19, 2007. http://www.k12.ar.us/fms/caja/ ASRSpreadsheetSchoolDistricts05060.xls. Appendix B contains selected data from the ASR pertinent to thisanbsp;...
|Title||:||Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Assess the Technical Efficiency of Public School Districts in Arkansas|
|Author||:||Douglas Stephen Adams|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|