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ERIC Number: EJ856815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0924-3453
The Contribution of Schooling to the Cognitive Development of Secondary Education Students in Cyprus: An Application of Regression Discontinuity with Multiple Cut-Off Points
Kyriakides, Leonidas; Luyten, Hans
School Effectiveness and School Improvement, v20 n2 p167-186 Jun 2009
This article reports the results of a study in which the basic regression-discontinuity approach to assess the effect of 1 year of schooling is extended. The data analysis covers the 6 grades of secondary education in Cyprus and thus assesses the contribution of secondary education to the cognitive development of 12- to 18-year-old students. A model with multiple cut-off points is fitted. Achievement scores on both curriculum-based tests in language and mathematics and the non-curriculum-referenced Comprehensive Test of Cognitive Development (CTCD), which measures the development of 5 domains of reasoning (i.e., categorical, quantitative, spatial, causal, and propositional), were analysed to measure the effect of schooling. Implications of findings for the development of educational effectiveness research are drawn. (Contains 4 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus