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The role of classroom differences in achievement changes

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  • A combined criterion involving the regression slopes of pretest-posttest achievement scores and achievement gain scores was used to classify similar types of classrooms. Mathematics achievement differences among 632 fifth graders were analysed in a longitudinal design and explained in a structural equation framework provided by LISREL, separately for four types of classrooms. The results replicated the findings of an earlier study (Schneider & Treiber, 1984) in that the local nature of achievement models could be demonstrated. That is, theA combined criterion involving the regression slopes of pretest-posttest achievement scores and achievement gain scores was used to classify similar types of classrooms. Mathematics achievement differences among 632 fifth graders were analysed in a longitudinal design and explained in a structural equation framework provided by LISREL, separately for four types of classrooms. The results replicated the findings of an earlier study (Schneider & Treiber, 1984) in that the local nature of achievement models could be demonstrated. That is, the structural components of the causal models could not be generalized across the four groups of classrooms. The inclusion of a second grouping criterion (i. e., achievement gainJ proved useful in that a better model fit was always obtained for classrooms with high achievement gains. As a global model test ignoring group and classroom membership did mask the differential validity of the achievement model in the various subgro.ups, the need for multilevel approaches was emphasized.show moreshow less

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Author: Wolfgang Schneider, Andreas Helmke
URN:urn:nbn:de:bvb:20-opus-87356
Document Type:Journal article
Faculties:Philosophische Fakultät III (bis Sept. 2007) / Institut für Psychologie
Language:English
Year of Completion:1986
Source:In: European Journal of the Psychology of Education, 1986, 1, 3, S. 81-91
Dewey Decimal Classification:1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 15 Psychologie / 150 Psychologie
GND Keyword:Schulleistung; Schulklasse; Unterschied
Release Date:2014/07/16
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht