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ERIC Number: ED443168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 25
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Dimensions of School Effectiveness: Academic and Non-Academic Outcomes among Pupils in the Republic of Ireland.
Smyth, Emer
Most research on school effectiveness has focused solely on academic outcomes among pupils. In standardized educational systems, academic outcomes tend to be measured in terms of examination results. In other systems, outcomes are measured in terms of standardized ability test scores. Studies that focus on both academic and nonacademic outcomes among pupils are comparatively rare. This paper uses data from a national survey of second-level schools in Ireland to assess the relationships among and the factors influencing a range of academic and nonacademic pupil outcomes. The analyses employed the Junior Certificate examination scores, a nationally standardized examination taken at 15-16 years of age from a sample of 116 schools. Additionally, a number of measures of pupil outcomes are used: pupil absenteeism, potential dropout, current stress levels, academic self-image, locus of control, and body image. Analyses indicate that school effectiveness must be seen as outcome-specific since schools that promote academic progress among pupils do not necessarily enhance their personal/social development. Higher performing schools tend to have lower absenteeism and dropout rates. An appendix lists derivation of variables. (Contains 14 references.) (DFR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland