ERIC Number: EJ721783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Reference Count: 28
Timely Graduation in the Lower Vocational Track
Beekhoven, S.; Dekkers, H.
Educational Studies, v31 n4 p347-360 Dec 2005
In this article, we study the impact of the so-called non-meritocratic factors gender, immigrant origin and social origin, and the meritocratic factors ability and achievement, on timely graduation within a specific high school type. Furthermore, the possible influence of teacher assessments of students in elementary school is investigated. Although the group of graduated students contains more girls, fewer students from immigrant origin and more students of higher social origin, multivariate analyses show that only grade point average during high school significantly affects the chances of graduating. Teachers' assessments that distinguished between graduation chances of students did not affect graduation when controlled for the non-meritocratic and meritocratic factors in the multivariate model.
Descriptors: Immigrants, Graduation, Gender Differences, Social Influences, Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, High School Students, Student Evaluation, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Merit Rating, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands