EDAS 648 Quiz 2 Adequacy

EDAS 648 Quiz 2: Adequacy, Equity, and School Funding

Module 2: Week 2

  1. Which of the following would likely be a result of full state funding for education?
  2. Select the following factor that would not be appropriate to include in the determination of the weighted pupil process or formula:
  3. Which of the following is NOT included in one of the three methods of state participation possible for financing and operating public schools?
  4. Which of the following is not a significant type of weighting?
  5. Which of the following is not a method through which states pay for special education programs?
  6. Identify which of the following is NOT a measurement of number of pupils to be educated:
  7. It is safe to assume that the use of weightings in school finance formulas is increasing.
  8. The “foundation program,” or “district power equalization,” approach for financing and operating public schools is where state funds are added to local, public and city funds to produce a varying level of support based on district.
  9. Cost differentials, or weighting factors, are perhaps the most dicult, time consuming and least efficient measures of the amount of additional resources and services needed to provide all students with reasonably equal educational programs.
  10. It is likely that full state funding would lead to the extended use of sales and income taxes, with less emphasis on the property tax.
  11. Overall, 48 states reported providing assistance for special education students through per pupil allocations or weights.
  12. Low-income is often used as a proxy for low achievement and/or being at risk of dropping out of school
  13. The sparsity factor is the need to provide additional funds to help finance small, often rural, school districts.
  14. Taxes are a function of three variables. Which of the following is NOT one of the relevant variables?
  15. Tax burden can be expressed as the relationship between an individual’s income and taxes paid in percentage terms. Which of the following does NOT reflect the rank of the overall tax burden by state for state-local taxes?
  16. There are certain basic principles and theories of taxation that are generally accepted as appropriate characteristics of a viable tax system at any level of government. Which of the following is NOT included as one of those characteristics?
  17. Which of the following is NOT included in three variables used in the determination of taxes?
  18. A single tax, regardless of its basic strengths or utility, can never be fair for all citizens of a taxing unit.
  19. The personal property tax, with all its objectionable features, remains the backbone of the local school finance structure.
  20. Lotteries have become popular in some states as a significant source of revenue for schools; in many states, lotteries generate more than 50% of total revenues.


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