The aim of this work is to analyze the educational outcomes of Italian students and to explain the differences across Italian macro regions. In addition to the “classic” determinants of student achievement (e.g. family socioeconomic background) we investigated the extent to which the test-taking motivation may contribute to influence the results from assessment test and to explain, partially, the Italian territorial disparities. Therefore, a two stage approach is provided. First-ly, the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) is applied to obtain a synthetic measure of the test-taking motivation. Secondly, a multilevel regression model is employed to investigate the effect of this measure of test-taking motivation on student per-formance after controlling for school and student factors.

The Effects of Socioeconomic Background and Test-taking Motivation on Italian Students' Achievement

QUINTANO, Claudio;CASTELLANO, Rosalia;LONGOBARDI, SERGIO
2012

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The aim of this work is to analyze the educational outcomes of Italian students and to explain the differences across Italian macro regions. In addition to the “classic” determinants of student achievement (e.g. family socioeconomic background) we investigated the extent to which the test-taking motivation may contribute to influence the results from assessment test and to explain, partially, the Italian territorial disparities. Therefore, a two stage approach is provided. First-ly, the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) is applied to obtain a synthetic measure of the test-taking motivation. Secondly, a multilevel regression model is employed to investigate the effect of this measure of test-taking motivation on student per-formance after controlling for school and student factors.
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