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ERIC Number: EJ1179450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1380-3611
Accounting for Previous Performance of Students by Means of Growth Curves Analyses to Estimate the Size, Stability, and Consistency of School Effects
Timmermans, Anneke; van der Werf, Greetje
Educational Research and Evaluation, v23 n5-6 p221-246 2017
The current study explored the size, stability, and consistency of school effects, using 2 effectiveness indicators: achievements of students at the end of primary school and growth in achievement across 3 years of schooling. The sample consisted of the scores of 25,269 students on 3 subjects, taken in Grades 4 to 6 among 3 cohorts in 319 primary schools. The results showed that (a) for students' growth of achievement the relative proportion of variance at the school level seemed larger compared to achievement at the end of primary school; (b) the total variance in growth was substantially smaller compared to variance in achievement at the end of primary school; (c) school effects for growth are less stable across different cohorts than school effects established at a particular moment; and (d) school effects for growth are less consistent across multiple subject domains than school effects as indicated by students' achievement at a particular moment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
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