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ERIC Number: ED441832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-26
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Correlates of School Achievement in Chicago Elementary Schools.
Erbe, Brigitte Mach
Using multiple longitudinal data from Chicago, Illinois, public elementary schools, this study identifies correlates of student achievement through multiple linear regression. The study combines the approach taken in large-scale correlational studies of school achievement with a study of the variables identified in effective schools research. It is based on questionnaires completed by thousands of Chicago public school teachers from 422 elementary schools and student achievement data from Illinois records. The analysis shows that school variables make a significant contribution to the explained variance in student mathematics achievement. The contribution of school climate variables is about 19%, and teacher beliefs contribute about 24%. The contribution of socioeconomic variables is 57%. When controlling for prior achievement in mathematics, socioeconomic variables continue to be the major contributor to the explained variance in mathematics instruction. An appendix contains a list of school variables considered in the survey. (Contains 47 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A