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ERIC Number: ED064360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 29
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A Study of the Use of Multiple Regression with Dummy Variables to Identify Instructor Contribution to Student Achievement.
Greenberg, Barry; Mejias, Ricardo
This study utilized linear multiple regression analysis with dummy variables to isolate one component of an educational accountability system, the contribution of the individual teacher to student achievement. Independent variables consisted of measures of each student's past academic record, the size of the class and a dummy variable to represent the student's instructor. The dependent variable was scores on a Social Science departmental final examination. Results revealed the effectiveness of this approach in isolating and rank ordering each instructor's contribution to student achievement. Obtained regression coefficients for instructors paralleled department chairman perceptions of their contribution. The discussion considered the possibility of this method for faculty evaluation and included some recommendations for those contemplating its use. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the AERA (Chicago, Ill., April 1972)