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Kensington Business, Finance

What's here?

Below are textbook inventory records from Kensington Business, Finance. We listed the curriculum this school is most likely using in reading and math. You’ll see the minimum instructional materials (usually a textbook and a workbook) we think would be required to learn this curriculum material effectively.

"No records" means the school doesn’t appear to have the text at all. Cost estimates are based on the District’s negotiated prices. Enrollment data is from 2012-2013. These records represent the best available data; schools may have more or less than you see here.

How to use this tool

It’s tricky to ask if a school has enough books. First, you have to ask how many books are in the school, and then you have to ask if they are the right ones. By "right" we mean the books and materials that are aligned to the curriculum the school is using, the new Common Core educational standards, and the state-mandated Keystone and PSSA exams.

More simply: Do the students have enough books to do their homework as well as their classwork, and do those books cover what's going to be on the standardized tests? If you want to know what it would cost to buy more books, you can calculate below by changing the number in the “materials needed” column.

Reading

Elements of Literature Enhanced

Material Price / Material Recorded Inventory Needed Materials Difference Enough
Holt Elements of Literature 2009, The Holt Reader 2009, Third Course, Student Edition $14.45 12 -105 -1

It would cost $1,517.25 to purchase the 105 missing materials listed above for the students in grade 9 at Kensington Business, Finance.


Elements of Literature

Material Price / Material Recorded Inventory Needed Materials Difference Enough
Pennsylvania Student Edition $109.65 0 -117 -1

It would cost $12,829.05 to purchase the 117 missing materials listed above for the students in grade 9 at Kensington Business, Finance.


Read to Achieve

Material Price / Material Recorded Inventory Needed Materials Difference Enough
Student Workbook $13.98 No records found -117 -1
Content Area Reader $36.30 28 -89 -1

It would cost $4,866.36 to purchase the 206 missing materials listed above for the students in grade 9 at Kensington Business, Finance.


Math

Algebra 1

Material Price / Material Recorded Inventory Needed Materials Difference Enough
Basic Skills Practice Master $24.05 No records found -117 -1
Making Sense of Numbers $35.85 No records found -117 -1
Practice Workbook $4.30 140 23 -1
Student Edition $81.75 46 -71 -1

It would cost $12,812.55 to purchase the 305 missing materials listed above for the students in grade 9 at Kensington Business, Finance.


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