Title

School level environment and student outcomes in mathematics

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Faculty

Business and Public Management

School

Management

RAS ID

2159

Comments

This article was originally published as: Webster, B. J., & Fisher, D. L. (2003). School-level environment and student outcomes in mathematics. Learning Environments Research, 6(3), 309-326. Original available here

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether a relationship exists between school-level environment and student outcomes. The study involved 620 teachers and 4645 students from 57 Australian secondary schools. Student outcome measures included mathematics achievement, career aspirations and students' attitudes and beliefs about success in mathematics. Teachers' perceptions of their school environment were measured using the School-Level Environment Questionnaire (SLEQ). Because previous research has shown that factors at the school level, such as environment, influence education at the classroom level, data regarding the instructional practices of teachers were included in the analysis in order to investigate this further. The results of these analyses show that various factors of the school-level environment were linked to improved student outcomes. Relationships were also found between teaching practices and student outcomes.

DOI

10.1023/A:1027383925394

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1023/A:1027383925394