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ERIC Number: ED481653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 45
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Measuring Value Added School Effects on Ohio Six-Grade Proficiency Test Results Using Two-Level Hierarchical Linear Modeling.
Yu, Lei; White, Donald B.
This study was conducted to measure value added school effects in a Northwest urban public school district using a two-level hierarchical model. The model consisted of two student-level variables (prior achievement and eligibility for federal free or reduced-price lunch) and three school variables (percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, percentage of teachers with a Master's degree, and percentage of students suspended). The outcome measure was composite scores derived from the results of the Ohio Proficiency Test on five subject areas: writing, reading, citizenship, mathematics, and science). The sample included 1,915 sixth graders (1999-2000 school year), in 44 elementary schools. Findings show that schools can and do make a difference to student academic achievement and that school effects are not uniform across students with different prior achievement. (Contains 8 tables and 53 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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