Schools, Neighborhoods, and Student Outcomes

Academic Year 
2012-2013
College/Department 
School of Urban & Regional Planning
Project Partner 

The City of Dubuque and the Dubuque Community School District (DCSD) wanted to know the factors that contribute to elementary school student achievement. Through their research, students created a community survey; a production function, a tool which identifies factors critical to student performance; and a hedonic preference model which identifies how  DCSD's schools affect home values. In addition, students identified policy options for exploration by the City of Dubuque and DCSD.