LSAY Publications

Tertiary entrance performance: The role of student background and school factors



Research report no.22
Title:Tertiary entrance performance: The role of student background and school factors
Authors:Gary N. Marks, Julie McMillan, Kylie Hillman, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Publication date: 1 November 2001
ISSN:1440-3455
ISBN:0 86431 448 5

This report examines the tertiary entrance performance of students in Year 12 in 1998 using data from the Longitudinal Survey of Australian Youth (LSAY) project to address a variety of demographic, socioeconomic, educational and psychological factors. Factors include literacy and numeracy achievement, gender, socioeconomic background, school sector, geographical location, ethnicity and indigenous status. The report also looks at individual schools, examining the impact of schools on student performance. Research reports no 22. This report, published by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), is part of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) research program.

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