The impact of course-taking on academic achievements a systematic review and Meta analysis

Boaz Shulruf, Dominic Keuskamp, Dulcie Brake

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    Abstract

    Students choose subjects in secondary schools that can be major determinants for their future educational career. This paper systematically reviews the literature on the effect of secondary school course-taking on educational outcomes in secondary and tertiary institutions. The findings of the review and the meta analysis suggest that course-taking predicts a number of educational outcomes such as further course-taking in secondary school, tertiary course-taking, and secondary school grades. However, these effects could not be easily disentangled from the diversity of factors, such as ethnicity, socioeconomic status (SES) and prior achievement that are co-correlated with course-taking and its outcomes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages3401-3406
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2010
    EventWCES-2010 -
    Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceWCES-2010
    Period1/01/10 → …

    Keywords

    • academic achievements
    • Australia
    • educational career
    • Meta analysis
    • Systematically reviews

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    Shulruf, B., Keuskamp, D., & Brake, D. (2010). The impact of course-taking on academic achievements a systematic review and Meta analysis. 3401-3406. Paper presented at WCES-2010, . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.523