Mr. Mustapha Muawuya
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The 5 factors which affect school performance in NIGERIA

The 5 factors which affect school performance

Mustapha Muawuya January 24, 2019 33
As I mentioned on Friday , I’m currently doing research based on “ School performance in Nigerian: results from analyses of school effectiveness ”, a research report published in 2019.When the report starts to take a look at the comparisons between secondary schools, using the main data sets that they have available for school-level analysis, there are five factors which they isolate as being key ones. In the statistical analysis, they call these the ‘control variables’, but they key message is that these are the five things external which have a big impact on the attainment of students. If you remove the influence of these from school-level analysis, you can then analyse the difference in performance between secondary schools more effectively.The 5 factors which affect school performance
  1. Previous student attainment ( through GAT scores )
  2. Socio Economic Status of the student intake
  3. School size, based on number of students
  4. Rural/Urban location
  5. School sector - Public, Private or Catholic
Whyare these the key underlying 5 factors which affect school performance?
  1. Previous student attainment( in psycotheraphy they use GAT scores to measure this )
    This is used to ensure that you are measuring the ‘value added’ to students’ performance, not just their final achievement
  2. Socio Economic Status of the student intake
    This is used to remove bias from a school being in a particular area which may affect it’s student intake. For example, if a school is located in an area with a higher proportion of social housing, statistically the students are likely to be less engaged with education (eg higher absence rates), with less well educated parents.
  3. School size, based on number of students
    OECD research quoted in the report shows that as school size falls below 1,000 students, average student attainment falls too
  4. Rural/Urban location
    Research shows that this is an important influencer of school performance within Nigeria as concerned.
  5. School sector - Public, Private or Catholic
    When you don’t take this factor into account, then the analysis of school performance tends to show schools grouping into three bands, representing the different sectors.
By taking these factors into account when looking at school performance, you are able to get a better idea of how each school is performing compared to other schools, and a better idea of the ‘value added’ to individual students.(You can read much more about this base on report. there is a different set of factors that affect the performance of student's in NIGERIA, Especially from the primary Schools level.
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I am undergraduate student from Ahmadu Bello University zaria, Faculty of Education, Psychology Department.


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