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National Education Research and Evaluation Center. 2004b. Achievement After Four Years of Schooling: National Report. . National Education Research and Evaluation Center, Faculty of Education, University of Colombo. Pevalin, David. 2003. “Outcomes in Childhood and Adulthood by Mother’s Age at Birth: Evidence from the 1970 British Cohort Study.” Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) Working Paper No. 2003-31., University of Essex, UK. United Nations Development Program. 2003. Human Development Report 2003: Millenium Development Goals: A Compact among Nations to End Poverty.. Oxford: Oxford University Press. World Bank. 2005. “Treasures of the Education System in Sri Lanka: Restoring Performance, Expanding Opportunities and Enhancing Prospects.” South Asia Region. The World Bank. Washington, DC. World Bank. 2001. World Development Report 2000/2001: Attacking Poverty, Washington, DC.
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40 Table 1: Standardized NEREC Test Scores by Geographic and Socioeconomic Groups Math English First Language n Mean Std. Dev Mean Std. Dev Mean Std. Dev All Students 16,383 0 1 0 1 0 1 Boys 8,299 -.09 1.05 -.12 .99 -.14 1.03 Girls 8,084 .09 .94 .12 .99 .15 .95 Region Western 1,842 .29 .88 .44 1.00 .33 .88 Central 1,816 -.12 1.00 -.08 .96 -.11 1.01 Southern 1,808 .08 1.01 .01 1.04 .04 1.05 Eastern 1,814 -.39 1.03 -.34 .91 -.37 1.02 Northern 1,857 -.40 1.03 -.34 .91 -.35 .97 North-Central 1,828 .09 .93 -.09 .91 -.02 .92 North-Western 1,820 .12 .93 -.04 .93 .10 .93 Sabaragamuwa 1,793 .02 1.02 -.05 .98 .02 1.00 Uva 1,805 -.14 1.03 -.19 .94 -.17 1.05 Sinhalese 10,999 .16 .95 .09 1.01 .15 .97 Tamil 3,561 -.52 1.03 -.36 .90 -.49 1.00 Moor/Malay 1,715 -.18 .95 .01 .96 -.18 .91 Burgher 17 .46 .89 .68 .82 .32 .85 Other 7 -.23 1.08 .25 1.44 -.47 1.13 Mother’s Educ. None 1,029 -.69 1.01 -.63 .73 -.73 1.00 Grade 1-5 3,970 -.42 1.00 -.43 .81 -.45 .99 Grade 6-10 6,036 -.05 .97 .13 .90 -.05 .95 O level 3,452 .37 .82 .37 .98 .39 .82 A level 1,667 .60 .76 .79 1.00 .65 .76 Post-grad 229 .62 .77 .93 1.01 .66 .72 School Type Grades 1-13, 3 subj 2,673 .43 .82 .60 1.02 .46 .82 Grades 1-13, 2 subj 4,909 .03 .97 -.07 .93 .03 .97 Grades 1-11 5,448 -.25 1.01 -.31 .86 -.28 1.00 Grades 1-5, 1-8 3,353 -.03 1.04 .06 1.05 -.02 1.03 Expend. Quintiles 1 534 -.39 1.04 -.41 .86 -.41 1.04 2 526 -.22 1.02 -.33 .85 -.26 1.00 3 534 -.06 .98 -.13 .91 -.10 .98 4 526 .08 .94 .11 .96 .12 .93 5 533 .53 .76 .68 1.00 .58 .72 Total 2653
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41 HAZ < -2 405 -.28 1.03 -.36 .89 -.32 1.06 -2 > haz < -1 1154 -.10 1.01 -.10 .96 -.12 1.01 > -1 1094 .21 .94 .23 1.03 .24 .91 Total 2653 WHZ < -2 348 -.05 1.03 -.14 1.00 -.09 1.01 -2 > hwz < -1 1668 .00 .99 .02 .99 .01 1.00 > -1 637 .03 1.00 .02 1.01 .01 .98 Total 2653 n Mean Std. Dev HAZ 2653 -1.12 .88 n Mean Std. Dev WHZ 2653 -1.23 .82
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