So I'm playing around with Ohio's data on school performance and lots of variables to see if there are any correlations for my statistics class's final project. And to my (pleasant?) surprise I found out that there is correlation between teacher salary and the school's performance indicator (a number the state comes up with for each school based on several qualifying factors). And it's a positive correlation. OK, so it's not as strong of a correlation as economic advantage or on percentage of white students (since standardized tests are usually written with the middle/upper class white student) but it's statistically significant. So yeah, pay me more and my school will do better! :-)
Here's the graph:
Graphs are cool! I like graphs!
OK, back to number crunching!