09 SES 11 A, Findings from International Comparative Achievement Studies. Symposium Session 4: Relating Outcomes to School and System Level Factors
Performance differences can be explained by aptitude and student background, but also by the culture of the school the students attend. The degree to which socio-economic background matters for PISA achievement scores differs significantly across countries. Both TIMSS and PISA surveys concluded that in most countries the social background of a school is associated with science performance too. Schools with students of higher socio-economic status often tend to support academic learning. To investigate the relation of schools’ socio-economic compositions to the respective science performance, Estonian schools were grouped according to their socio-economic intake relative to the national average. Three categories of schools were identified. The socio-economic gradient was used as a tool to analyse the relationship between socio-economic background and student performance. Students’ actual performance in advantaged, disadvantaged and mixed schools was compared with their predicted performance based on their individual socio-economic background. The schools were sorted by the difference in observed and expected performance. In the next step, the socio-economic status differences of Estonian and Russian instruction schools was compared and examined whether there is a relationship between the school status and students’ science attitudes toward science. The results reveal a difference between different school groups and students’ attitudes.
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