A Model for Educational Success
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The goal of our project is to create a mathematical model for educational success and identify the factors most vulnerable to and affected by poverty. Our model is based on factors in a student's home, school, and social/cultural environment. Our model combines statistics and expert opinion with the Analytical Hierarchy Process, Guiasu Method, and Yen method to weight the significance of each factor that defines poverty's relation to education. We ranked 10 Midwestern City Public School Systems based on factors that fall into these categories. Our model places weight on the components of education and poverty to identify their correlation. When focused on and improved these factors could significantly increase the chance for a student's educational success.