ERIC Number: EJ1045793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Mathematic Achievement of Canadian Private School Students
Cadigan, Francoise Jane; Wei, Yichun; Clifton, Rodney A.
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v59 n4 p662-673 Win 2013
Very little Canadian research has examined the academic achievement of private school students. Data from The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2003 were used to examine the achievement of private school students. The study found that private school students outperformed their public school peers. In addition, the students' morale, motivation, interest in mathematics, expected education, effort invested in the PISA test, and socioeconomic status were significantly and positively related to their academic performance. Surprisingly, the cost of their tuition fees, reported hours spent on math homework, sense of belonging, and higher ratio of instructional time on mathematics were significantly, but negatively, related to the students' math performance.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Mathematics Achievement, Private Schools, Students, Comparative Analysis, Morale, Student Motivation, Student Interests, Mathematics Education, Expectation, Correlation, Tuition, Homework, Time on Task
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment