School location and socio-economic status and patterns of participation and achievement in Year 12 enabling mathematics

Steven Murphy

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Abstract

There is national and international pressure for schools to increase student engagement and skills in more challenging mathematics, in particular for disadvantaged students. This study repurposes school level data to examine patterns of participation and achievement in advanced year 12 mathematics. It confirms that school socio-economic status (SES) is strongly tied to participation and achievement in these subjects, and that non-metropolitan schools tend to perform more poorly than metropolitan schools in these areas. However, it suggests that a non-metropolitan location mitigates against the apparent impact of SES, pointing the way for potentially fruitful lines of future inquiry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaking Waves, Opening Spaces
Subtitle of host publication2018 Proceedings of the 41st annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
EditorsJodie Hunter, Lisa Darragh, Pam Perger
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA.
Pages583-590
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event41st Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference 2018 - Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 01 Jul 201805 Jul 2018
https://merga.net.au/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2018-MERGA-CP.aspx

Conference

Conference41st Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference 2018
Abbreviated titleMaking Waves, Opening Spaces
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period01/07/1805/07/18
OtherHeld by the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA 41 will be held in Auckland, New Zealand at Massey University.
This event is jointly hosted with the University of Auckland and the conference will be held from the 1st of July until the 5th of July.
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