Reaching Year 12 in Victoria, Australia: Student and school influences

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Marks, Gary. (2014) Reaching Year 12 in Victoria, Australia: Student and school influences. Educational Research and Evaluation. 20(5), pp. 333 - 347. https://doi.org/10.1080/13803611.2014.964262
AuthorsMarks, Gary
Abstract

This paper examines student and school influences on reaching Year 12, the final year of schooling in Victoria, Australia. It analyses data from the population of students who were in Year 9 in 2008. Male, English-speaking background, government school, and especially Indigenous students were less likely to reach Year 12 than comparison groups. Performance in the Year 9 in national standardized tests was the strongest influence. There were only limited school effects in reaching Year 12, when taking into account individual student characteristics. Less than a quarter of schools had significant net effects on reaching Year 12. School differences are sizable only when comparing schools towards each end of the school effects continuum.

Keywordsschool completion; prior achievement; socioeconomic background; demographic differences
Year2014
JournalEducational Research and Evaluation
Journal citation20 (5), pp. 333 - 347
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN1380-3611
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/13803611.2014.964262
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84908043413
Page range333 - 347
Place of publicationNetherlands
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