You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The bar graphs below show the Riverdale Public School’s spending per student in a year as well as percentages of students who passed the reading and math tests from 1990 to 2005.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
You should write at least 150 words.
The first bar graph shows yearly spending for each pupil in Riverdale public school from 1990 to 2010, while the second graph shows the percentages of students from the same school who passed reading and math tests during the same period. As can be seen, yearly spending for each pupil in Riverdale School decreased over time, and the percentage of pupils who passed the tests has also dropped.
According to the illustration, Riverdale school spent 12 thousand dollars for each student in 1990, which was higher than the student spending in any given year. The spending fell to around ten thousand dollars in the next year and dropped to nearly 9 thousand in 2000. After five years, the amount spent decreased to precisely 8 thousand and finally, in 2010, the school authority’s cost for each student was roughly 7 thousand dollars.
The second bar graph shows that the percentages of students in Riverdale school who passed the reading and math tests kept declining over time. In 1990, approximately 87% of pupils passed these tests, while in 2000, this percentage dropped to 85%. Finally, 82% secured their passing score on these tests in 2010, a 5% drop from the initial percentage of students who got the pass marks.