econometrics final project

econometrics final project - S TU D EN T PER FO R M A NC E...

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STUDENT PERFORMANCE at public school Darakhshan Maqsood Fall 2010 Econometrics Analysis 1
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STUDENT PERFORMANCE at public school Introduction: The factors that effect the performance of the students has been an area of great interest for econometric analysis for decades. The educational achievements lead to an improved life style and is a major attribute to economic growth. This educational achievement is greatly, influ- enced by primary and high school education. The students performance at public school is taken into consideration for this paper, in order to fathom the factors that are attributed to high per- formance. For my analysis I used the data from 1993 for 408 students from Michigan’s high schools (MEAP 93). The data set includes information on student’s performance based on achievements in math and science classes. Background A significant amount of research and study has been made on the factors that effect the students performance in public school. Over the past 30 years, the performance of public school students on standardized tests have declined particularly in the field of math, science and read- ing. School district policy makers are advocating and demanding higher academic standards. Na- tional and state level teacher associations have also voiced concern and called for high academic standards. Thus educational accountability has become a worldwide priority with accountability systems under scrutiny (Lingenfelter, 2003). Econometrics Analysis 2
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(1997) stated: I challenge every school district to adopt high standards, to abolish social promo o this, the American public education system is also being challenged to raise the preparation levels of children for the jobs of the future. Higher standards of learning, student achievement, and job preparation are being evaluated by accountability efforts which include the administra- tion of standardized assessments nationwide” (Reigeluth, 1997). FACTORS EFFECTING STUDENT PERFORMANCE: Personally I believe that a school system that only evaluates the performance of the stu- dents on behalf of the test is not best model for judging, the student’s achievement. The educa- tional policy being successful is a far better measure of academic achievement rather than the success of the school. Unfortunately thats the only parameter we have at the moment to judge the student’s performance. Hypothetically , we can assume that the performance of the students , i.e ( % of student passing the MEAP maths test) depends upon: 1. school characteristics ( enrollment, lnch progm eligibility, graduation rate etc.) 2. Educational inputs ( expenditure, salary, benefits, totcomp etc.) 3. Unobserved factors, u.( the education of parents, overty level, school district, school size etc.) Model The TABLE 1, describes the variables used in the study for MEAP93. RAW. Table 1
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