ERIC Number: EJ1062382
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
School Sector Differences in Student Achievement in Australian Primary and Secondary Schools: A Longitudinal Analysis
Marks, Gary N.
Journal of School Choice, v9 n2 p219-238 2015
This article examines school sector differences in student performance Years 3, 5, and 7 in numeracy, reading, writing, spelling and grammar using data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children and the national testing program (NAPLAN). At each of the 3 Year levels, there are sizable school sector differences with students from independent schools exhibiting the substantially higher mean scores than Catholic and government school students. However, school sector differences in Years 3 and 5 largely disappear when taking into account students' socioeconomic position and especially prior ability. In Year 7, there is evidence of value added effects for attending an independent school in numeracy, reading and writing but the effect sizes are quite small (around 0.10). Fixed effects analyses confirm small significant value-added effects for attending independent schools for numeracy and reading.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Private Schools, Catholic Schools, Public Schools, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Differences, Institutional Characteristics, Numeracy, Reading, Writing (Composition), Spelling, Grammar, Longitudinal Studies, National Competency Tests, Regression (Statistics)
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children