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Hancock, Kirsten J.; Lawrence, David; Shepherd, Carrington C. J.; Mitrou, Francis; Zubrick, Stephen R. – British Educational Research Journal, 2017
This study examined the extent to which the association between increased student absence and lower achievement outcomes varied by student and school-level socioeconomic characteristics. Analyses were based on the enrolment, absence and achievement records of 89,365 Year 5, 7 and 9 students attending government schools in Western Australian…
Descriptors: Correlation, Attendance, Academic Achievement, Socioeconomic Influences
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Marks, Gary N. – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2017
The consensus among education researchers is that value-added models are most appropriate for assessing the relative effectiveness of schools, teachers, or programmes for student learning. The preferred value-added model adjusts for prior achievement, but there is a variety of other specifications that may or may not include prior achievement.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Effectiveness, Value Added Models, Comparative Analysis
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Markose, Susan Jacqueline; Simpson, Alyson – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2016
In Australia, students from Chinese and Arabic language backgrounds form the largest minority language groups in the New South Wales (NSW) public school system. Yet the mainstream academic performance of students from these two communities show marked differences in their levels of attainment. This article explores the home literacy practices of…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Parent Aspiration, Parent Attitudes, Asians
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Stephens, Maria; Warren, Laura K.; Harner, Ariana L. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
The "Comparative Indicators of Education" report series has been published on a biennial basis since it began in 2002, although this year's is the first to expand its focus to the G-20 countries, having previously been focused on the G-8 countries. "Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-20 Countries:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Indicators, Global Approach, International Assessment