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Lehrl, Simone; Ebert, Susanne; Blaurock, Sabine; Rossbach, Hans-Günther; Weinert, Sabine – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2020
The present study examines the longitudinal and differential impact of different dimensions of the early years home learning environment (HLE) on children's reading and mathematical competencies in secondary school, while taking early developmental outcomes and HLE during secondary school into account. During the preschool years, 554…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Correlation, Numeracy, Secondary School Students
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Hayes, Nicole; Berthelsen, Donna C. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2020
This research examined longitudinal profiles for parental involvement in shared reading with children from age 2 to 6 years. Associations of the profiles with sociodemographics were explored, as well as associations with children's achievement in Year 3 at school. Data were drawn from "Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Grade 3, Parent Participation, Family Characteristics
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Toth, Katalin; Sammons, Pam; Sylva, Kathy; Melhuish, Edward; Siraj, Iram; Taggart, Brenda – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2020
This study explores how various measures of home learning environment (HLE) collected at different ages are related to each other and explores associations when the effects of significant child and family characteristics are controlled for. Different age-appropriate measures of the HLE were constructed at ages 3, 7, 11, and 14. The measures were…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Elementary School Students
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Dimosthenous, Andria; Kyriakides, Leonidas; Panayiotou, Anastasia – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2020
This paper investigates the short- and long-term effects of both the home learning environment (HLE) and the teacher factors of the dynamic model of educational effectiveness upon student mathematics achievement. Written tests were administered to Grade 1 students (N = 1,444) of 48 primary schools at the beginning of Year 1 and at the end of Year…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement
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Silinskas, Gintautas; Torppa, Minna; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2020
We investigated the extent to which home literacy activities during the preschool year would predict the development of children's language and literacy skills in primary school, in a highly transparent Finnish language. Also, the correlates of maternal literacy activities during preschool were examined. Literacy and language skills of 1,880…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Family Environment, Models, Learning Activities
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Cohen, Franziska; Anders, Yvonne – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2020
Cooperation between preschools and parents is one key dimension of pedagogical quality in early childhood education and care (ECEC). We examined the structural characteristics of ECEC that predict preschool cooperation activities and how they are associated with children's language and social-emotional skills at the age of 3. The results are based…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Early Childhood Education, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Lockton, Marie; Weddle, Hayley; Datnow, Amanda – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2020
Grounded in the belief that data will drive instructional change, data-driven decision making continues to be a prevalent reform strategy in schools. However, the use of data does not always prompt teachers to change their instructional practices, particularly in low-performing schools where accountability pressures loom large. Drawing on in-depth…
Descriptors: Data Use, School Effectiveness, Decision Making, Accountability
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Muttaqin, Tatang; Wittek, Rafael; Heyse, Liesbet; van Duijn, Marijtje – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2020
This study examines the effects of different types of private Islamic schools on student achievement and achievement gaps. We formulate hypotheses, drawing on an education production function approach that outlines differences in investment and resource allocation decisions across these tracks and streams. We tested our hypotheses using Indonesian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Gap, Private Schools, Islam
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Bellei, Cristián; Morawietz, Liliana; Valenzuela, Juan Pablo; Vanni, Xavier – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2020
A great deal of knowledge has been accumulated on how educational effectiveness and improvement come to be. However, the issue of how these processes behave once they have been achieved has remained relatively unexplored. In this paper, we report on the findings of a multiple case study that delved into the factors and processes explaining…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Sustainability, Disadvantaged Schools, Economically Disadvantaged
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Nachbauer, Max; Kyriakides, Leonidas – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2020
This paper provides a critical review of indicators that can be used to measure equity in educational outcomes. These indicators are evaluated using different criteria. Further, analysis on how the sample structure affects equity measurements is undertaken. Analyses are based on theoretical reasoning and empirical data from the German National…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Outcomes of Education, Equal Education, School Effectiveness
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Malone, Marisa; Cornell, Dewey G.; Shukla, Kathan – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2020
Educators and researchers have long debated the best grade configuration grouping for middle grade students. This study examined school-level differences in reading and mathematics standardized test pass rates for students placed in middle schools versus alternative grade configurations. Latent growth modeling was conducted separately for 6th,…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Bellens, Kim; Van den Noortgate, Wim; Van Damme, Jan – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2020
In many educational systems, textbooks are a leading factor for daily instructional practices, and consequently may affect educational outcomes. Whereas in many countries textbook assessment is a common practice in light of evaluating and improving educational effectiveness, in other countries these practices are absent, mainly under the realm of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Textbook Evaluation, Academic Freedom, Instructional Effectiveness
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Schmid, Christine; Trendtel, Matthias; Bruneforth, Michael; Hartig, Johannes – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2020
In 2005, the Austrian government committed all schools to develop school policies supporting the learning of their students. One purpose of the paper is to seek evidence for the effectiveness of this governmental action. A second purpose is to suggest a special kind of multilevel model which can be applied to longitudinal data at the school level…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Government School Relationship, Educational Improvement
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Alivernini, Fabio; Cavicchiolo, Elisa; Manganelli, Sara; Chirico, Andrea; Lucidi, Fabio – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2020
School situations trigger affective states that influence students' achievement and well-being. In the present study, we investigated, on the basis of a sample of 26,470 high-school students and 1,472 classrooms, the relationship of individual characteristics (immigrant background, gender, socioeconomic status, and achievement) as well as…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, High School Students, Student Characteristics
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Bell, Courtney A.; Dobbelaer, Marjoleine J.; Klette, Kirsti; Visscher, Adrie – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2019
Observation systems are increasingly used around the world for a variety of purposes; 2 critical purposes are to understand and to improve teaching. As observation systems differ considerably, individuals must decide what observation system to use. But the field does not have a common specification of an observation system, nor does it have…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Instructional Improvement, Evaluation Methods, Systems Approach
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