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ERIC Number: EJ924510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1570-2081
Factors Influencing Academic Achievement and Improvement: A Value-Added Approach
Mahimuang, Sucheera
Educational Research for Policy and Practice, v4 n1 p13-26 Apr 2005
This study aimed to demonstrate an approach to measuring the value-added contribution to academic achievement made by education, and to identify the direct and indirect effects of a school's practices and its contexts. Multilevel modeling using hierarchical linear model (HLM) was employed to adjust the effect of pupil background characteristics and prior achievement (grade 4 achievement) on the same cohort's achievement at grade 6. Subsequent analysis utilized a causal model to investigate the effect of a school's practices and its contexts. The results confirmed that the school's practices had a significant positive affect on the value-added achievement, while negatively affecting value-added progress. In addition, schools located away from the district educational office negatively affected value-added progress.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 6
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Language: English
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