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ERIC Number: ED361902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 26
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A Multilevel Analysis of Phase II of the Louisiana School Effectiveness Study.
Kennedy, Eugene; And Others
This paper presents findings of a study that used conventional modeling strategies (student- and school-level) and a new multilevel modeling strategy, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, to investigate school effects on student-achievement outcomes for data collected as part of Phase 2 of the Louisiana School Effectiveness Study. The purpose was to identify correlates of achievement, correlates of distribution of achievement within schools, and the stability of school rankings. Data for a variety of social-psychological, experiential, and demographic variables had been collected for 5,400 third-graders, 250 teachers, and 74 principals from a random sample of 76 elementary schools. This study conducted various analyses for norm-referenced subtests in reading, verbal skills, mathematics, language, and a composite. Findings indicate that correlates of achievement and school rankings were consistent across methods. However, the results for the socioeconomic status-achievement slope were less consistent as the strategy moved from the single to the multilevel approach, suggesting that older methods should be viewed with some caution. Finally, mathematics achievement warrants special attention as distinct from more verbal subject areas. Thirteen tables are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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