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   Building Roads for Students’ Success    

The focus of the research project is on an examination of the constructs of student success, using a predictive modeling approach (quantitative) and from a practitioner’s perspective (qualitative). A key part of this initiative will be to identify alternative measures of success that may provide insights into students’ ongoing engagement, achievement and future educational intentions. Questions to be addressed include the following.

To what extent are individual, class, and school factors associated with successful academic outcomes for students? How do the weightings of those factors vary as a function of student background, grade level, school context, geography (e.g., inner city-urban, suburban, rural)? Do current EQAO data and high school Indicator data provide enough evidence to build a predictive model of student success? What is the fit between predictive models of student achievement and the School Effectiveness Framework (SEF)? How do teachers perceive the SEF in terms of ensuring success for all students? What is the relationship between factors that predict success and instructional practices described through implementation of the SEF?

The final report, Executive Summary, Overview, and Reflection/Discussion Sheets follow.

Final Report

Executive Summary


Reflection/Discussion Sheets 

Hierarchical Linear Modeling

 Student Assessment in Today’s Classrooms


Finding the

Educational Practices & Policies that Make a Difference


Student- and School-Level Effects


Instructional Strategies


Monitoring Progress in Early Literacy Programs with

Cirriculum Based Measurement


The Nature of Evidence


What we learned about learning skills


Considering Differentiation and Diversity


Perceptions of Assessment and Student Learning