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ERIC Number: EJ763408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0141-1926
The Short-Term and the Long-Term Effect of Primary Schools and Classes on Mathematics and Language Achievement Scores
Pustjens, Heidi; Van de gaer, Eva; Van Damme, Jan; Onghena, Patrick; Van Landeghem, Georges
British Educational Research Journal, v33 n3 p419-440 Jun 2007
A considerable body of previous research has demonstrated that differences between schools and classes have an impact on students' learning and acquisition of skills. It is not yet clear, however, whether the effects persist in the longer term. The present study examines the effect of primary schools and classes on language and mathematics achievement over a period of two years after leaving primary education. Considerable short-term effects of the primary school and class on achievement levels at the end of primary education were found. Multilevel models with a cross-classified structure were constructed to estimate the long-term effects. Differences between secondary schools and classes turned out to be much more important for achievement in secondary education than the long-term effects of primary schools and classes, which were small and died out fast. (Contains 9 tables, 2 figures and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Belgium