|Regional Research Project|
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.