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ERIC Number: ED017941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec-21
Pages: 20
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Reference Count: 0
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A MODEL FOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT.
MAYESKE, GEORGE W.
THE MAIN GOAL OF THIS ANALYSIS WAS TO REDUCE THE DATA OBTAINED FROM THE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES SURVEY INTO MEANINGFUL INDICES AND SETS OF INDICES THAT COULD BE USED IN FUTURE ANALYSES OF THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM. AFTER ESTIMATING FOR MISSING DATA, INTERCORRELATIONS OF THE STUDENT, TEACHER, AND PRINCIPAL SETS OF VARIABLES WERE COMPUTED AND THEN SUBJECTED TO A SERIES OF FACTOR ANALYSES. THE OBJECTIVE OF THESE ANALYSES WAS TO OBTAIN MEANINGFUL GROUPINGS OF VARIABLES. FROM THESE, INDEX SCORES WERE CALCULATED. USING THESE INDICES, THE FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO ACHIEVEMENT AMONG NINTH-GRADERS IN 932 SCHOOLS WERE ANALYZED. MULTIPLE CORRELATIONS, MULTIPLE REGRESSION EQUATIONS, AND A COMMONALITY FORMULA WERE USED IN COMPARING THE DEPENDENT VARIABLES WITH THE VARIABLES OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS, FAMILY-STRUCTURE AND STABILITY, AND THE RACIAL-ETHNIC COMPOSITION. THE ANALYSES SHOWED THAT THESE THREE VARIABLES BEAR AN IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIP TO ACHIEVEMENT. (CG)
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
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