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ERIC Number: ED115180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Pages: 19
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Measuring Student Success: A Systematic Statistical Analysis. Evaluation Report. Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education.
Bretscher, Richard
This document summarizes a project that measures students' results by statistical analyses of examination data at the University of Linz, with special reference to the possibilities of institutionalizing the methods obtained. The survey included 609 students enrolled in business studies from 1966 to 1969. Studies at the university are pursued in two stages, four semesters each, that lead up to what may be translated as half-degree and degree examinations. Student success was measured in terms of: (1) the behavior of a student intake chosen from a field of study; (2) new methods of analysis usable in an institutionalized system; (3) models designed to forecast a student's probable success or failure; (4) a basis for decisions to improve conditions of study, with the help of a simulation model; (5) an attempt to define a global, theoretical model for the study sequence; and (6) proposal for an institutionalized system for the whole of Australia to enable examination data to be processed by a central computer. While the possibility of applying the Linz model depends on the existence of relatively well-structured study regulations, the system might also be slightly amended to apply to any university, provided that the student was obliged to report before the end of his studies. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Identifiers - Location: Austria