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Otani, Midori – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
Parental involvement is essential for children's education. Several studies have examined relationships between parental involvement and parents' socioeconomic status. However, less attention has been placed on school influences on parental involvement, even though schools play an important role in children's education and can affect the parents…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Parent Participation, Correlation, Socioeconomic Status
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Wong, Janice W. Y.; O'Donnell, Melissa; Bayliss, Donna; Fletcher, Janet; Glauert, Rebecca – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
Policies aiming to improve educational outcomes are typically based on academic testing data. However, such data only reflect the performance of students who completed the tests. It is possible that students who were absent have shared characteristics. The proportion of students absent out of all eligible school students and whether they have…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Attendance, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries
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Saw, Guan Kung – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
Educational inequality is a highly debated yet empirically understudied topic in Malaysia. This paper examines the patterns and trends of academic achievement gaps by student social groups in Malaysia, drawing upon nationally representative data for the most recent four cohorts (1999, 2003, 2007, and 2011) of eighth-grade Malaysian students from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Gap, Secondary School Students, Trend Analysis
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Mo, Yun; Singh, Kusum; Chang, Mido – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
This study examined the individual, class, and school level variability of the students' science achievement. It was hypothesized that there are school or teacher effects which contribute toward explaining achievement differences, besides the student level differences. Owing to the nested structure of the data in Trends in International…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Science Achievement, Learner Engagement, Grade 8