Progress through high school: a study of senior secondary schooling in New South Wales
Australian Council for Educational Research, Dec 1, 1992 - Education - 182 pages
Report based on a research study of senior secondary schooling in NSW in the late 1980s and early 1990s, which followed a group of students from Year 9 to Year 12 or to their exit in Years 10 or 11. Indicates some of the reasons why some schools retain a higher percentage of students than others, and also discusses students' attitudes and approaches to learning. Includes references.
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PERSPECTIVES FROM PREVIOUS STUDIES
THE MIDDLE SECONDARY YEARS
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11 students achievement growth achievement levels achievement scores Ainley analysis approaches to learning associated attitudes to school average background characteristics background factors background variables beta coefficient box plots cent of students Chapter cohort continued education correlation coefficients deep approach destinations differences among schools earlier school achievement educational plans English enrolments favourable attitudes females gender grand mean high achievement high school higher Higher School Certificate holding power important indicated influence internal progression rates interquartile range intervening variables interviews leave school leavers longitudinal males mathematics mediating variables middle secondary NESB non-English-speaking background overall parental expectations pattern postcompulsory schooling questionnaire regression remain at school retention rates sample satisfaction with school scale School Life Scores school membership self-rated achievement senior secondary schooling socioeconomic background socioeconomic status South Wales staff standard deviation statistically staying at school student background subject choice subscales teachers tertiary entrance rank variance views of school