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  • UvA Project 09 Interventions to improve Student Success - TIER research
    Programme Call for papers Keynote speakers Registration and fees Travel and stay Social programme Contact Organisers News Links Contact Projects All Projects Projects UvA Projects UM Projects RUG Interventions to improve Student Success Start date 01 januari 2009 Arnika van Heerden Wim Groot Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink short term direct policy relevant Research question In this project we evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to improve student success in higher education Method interventions to reduce drop out and increase student success are developed and implemented at the University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam These interventions are based on three determinants of student success i e social integration academic integration and alignment with individual student characteristics Starting point of development and implementation of the interventions is an integral approach which is assumed to increase support and commitment and therefore to enhance effectiveness This study investigates the effectiveness of the interventions regarding student success and drop out rate taken into account that not all students are alike nor are faculties Status At this moment we are collecting the data needed for this project Related information Related People drs Arnika van Heerden Prof dr Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink Prof dr Wim Groot TIER About Tier About Tier UvA About Tier UM About Tier RUG Tier Business Plan TIER Midterm Report 2010 Vacancies People All People People UvA People UM People RUG Visiting scholars Working Papers All Working Papers Working Papers UvA Working Papers UM Working Papers RUG Education Programme Master MEBIT Master MEPE Premaster MEBIT Academische Meesterwerken Enrollment Courses Graduate program Workshops Seminars Workshop on Education Economics News LEER Workshop on Education Economics Nederland in ideeën 2015 Brede scholen leiden niet tot beter onderwijs Twee onderzoeksaanvragen gehonoreerd Invloed van een ICT tool op onderwijsprestaties en efficiëntie Links Contact Contact us BEE Resultaten

    Original URL path: http://www.tierweb.nl/tier/projects-overview/projects/uva-project-08-understanding-educational-success-of-moroccan-students.html (2015-12-05)
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  • UvA Project 10 Lengthening of School Hours and Juvenile Crime - TIER research
    News Links Contact Projects All Projects Projects UvA Projects UM Projects RUG Lengthening of School Hours and Juvenile Crime Start date 01 januari 2009 Jian Huang Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink Wim Groot short term direct policy relevant Dutch government attempted in 2008 to make sure schools meet the 1 040 hour legal obligation and that if schools did not meet this demand they would be penalized We aim to evaluate the short term impact of increased school hours due to this education reform on the change of juvenile crime rate With the information of the change of juvenile crime rate across municipalities and the increase of school hours across municipalities by taking average of the change of school hours for all school in the municipality we will assess whether the increase of school hours mitigate the juvenile crime by keeping kids busy and off the street or whether the increase of school hours leads to the increase of the number of potentially volatile interactions among youth as the geographic concentration of juveniles is elevated at the same time We will assess whether the effects of increased hours are varied over the nature of crime Status New project since September 2009 Related information Related People Prof dr Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink Prof dr Wim Groot TIER About Tier About Tier UvA About Tier UM About Tier RUG Tier Business Plan TIER Midterm Report 2010 Vacancies People All People People UvA People UM People RUG Visiting scholars Working Papers All Working Papers Working Papers UvA Working Papers UM Working Papers RUG Education Programme Master MEBIT Master MEPE Premaster MEBIT Academische Meesterwerken Enrollment Courses Graduate program Workshops Seminars Workshop on Education Economics News LEER Workshop on Education Economics Nederland in ideeën 2015 Brede scholen leiden niet tot beter onderwijs Twee onderzoeksaanvragen

    Original URL path: http://www.tierweb.nl/tier/projects-overview/projects/uva-project-10-lengthening-of-school-hours-and-juvenile-crime.html (2015-12-05)
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  • UvA Project 11 The effect of parents' schooling on child's schooling - TIER research
    schooling Start date 01 januari 2009 Monique de Haan direct long term policy relevant Research question What is the causal effect of father s and mother s schooling on child s schooling Method This project uses a new approach to investigate this research question a nonparametric bounds analysis By making some relatively weak and in part testable assumptions informative upper and lower bounds are obtained on the causal impact of parents schooling Results The results show that increasing mother s or father s schooling to a college degree has an effect on child s schooling which is significantly different from zero but significantly and substantially lower than what one would conclude on the basis of simple correlations Status This study will soon be submitted to an academic journal Related information Related People dr Monique de Haan TIER About Tier About Tier UvA About Tier UM About Tier RUG Tier Business Plan TIER Midterm Report 2010 Vacancies People All People People UvA People UM People RUG Visiting scholars Working Papers All Working Papers Working Papers UvA Working Papers UM Working Papers RUG Education Programme Master MEBIT Master MEPE Premaster MEBIT Academische Meesterwerken Enrollment Courses Graduate program Workshops Seminars Workshop on Education

    Original URL path: http://www.tierweb.nl/tier/projects-overview/projects/uva-project-11-the-effect-of-parents-schooling-on-childs-schooling.html (2015-12-05)
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  • UvA Project 14 Effect of prenatal exposure to maternal Ramadan fasting on school performance - TIER research
    UM Projects RUG Effect of prenatal exposure to maternal Ramadan fasting on school performance Start date 01 januari 2009 Reyn van Ewijk Douglas Almond Bhashkar Mazumder Indirect long term policy relevant Research question Looks whether Muslim students whose mother had fasted during pregnancy perform worse in school than otherwise similar others Also examines whether these students more often have special educational needs learning and physical disabilities severe behavioral problems etc Method we use a dataset on all English school children that beside test scores etc includes students ethnicity and birth date to determine whose mothers may have fasted vs have certainly not fasted i e are born 9 months after a Ramadan Not exposed and potentially exposed Muslims are compared Status analyzing data Related information TIER About Tier About Tier UvA About Tier UM About Tier RUG Tier Business Plan TIER Midterm Report 2010 Vacancies People All People People UvA People UM People RUG Visiting scholars Working Papers All Working Papers Working Papers UvA Working Papers UM Working Papers RUG Education Programme Master MEBIT Master MEPE Premaster MEBIT Academische Meesterwerken Enrollment Courses Graduate program Workshops Seminars Workshop on Education Economics News LEER Workshop on Education Economics Nederland in ideeën 2015

    Original URL path: http://www.tierweb.nl/tier/projects-overview/projects/uva-project-14-effect-of-prenatal-exposure-to-maternal-ramadan-fasting-on-school-performance.html (2015-12-05)
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  • UvA Project 15 Same work, lower grade? Student ethnicity and teachers' subjective assessments - TIER research
    fees Your profile Interested Workshops Seminars Workshop on Education Economics Programme Call for papers Keynote speakers Registration and fees Travel and stay Social programme Contact Organisers News Links Contact Projects All Projects Projects UvA Projects UM Projects RUG Same work lower grade Student ethnicity and teachers subjective assessments Start date 01 januari 2009 Reyn van Ewijk Indirect long term policy relevant Research question I examine whether teachers grade ethnic minority and majority students differently for the same work Method experiment in 113 Dutch teachers each graded 10 short essays written by 11 year old students Unknown to the teachers the names written on the essays were manipulated to be alternately typical Dutch or typical Turkish or Moroccan Results I find no evidence for such a grading bias However teachers report lower expectations and unfavorable attitudes that both likely affect their behavior towards minority students potentially inducing them to perform below their ability level Effects of having majority teachers on minority students grades therefore seem more likely to be indirect than direct Status finished paper submitted Related information Related Working Papers Same work lower grade Student ethnicity and teachers subjective assessments TIER About Tier About Tier UvA About Tier UM About Tier RUG Tier Business Plan TIER Midterm Report 2010 Vacancies People All People People UvA People UM People RUG Visiting scholars Working Papers All Working Papers Working Papers UvA Working Papers UM Working Papers RUG Education Programme Master MEBIT Master MEPE Premaster MEBIT Academische Meesterwerken Enrollment Courses Graduate program Workshops Seminars Workshop on Education Economics News LEER Workshop on Education Economics Nederland in ideeën 2015 Brede scholen leiden niet tot beter onderwijs Twee onderzoeksaanvragen gehonoreerd Invloed van een ICT tool op onderwijsprestaties en efficiëntie Links Contact Contact us BEE Resultaten Primair onderwijs Voortgezet onderwijs Middelbaar beroepsonderwijs Hoger onderwijs Overig onderwijs

    Original URL path: http://www.tierweb.nl/tier/projects-overview/projects/uva-project-15-same-work,-lower-grade-student-ethnicity-and-teachers-subjective-assessments.html (2015-12-05)
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  • UvA Project 16 The effect of peer socioeconomic status on student achievement: a meta-analysis - TIER research
    Interested Workshops Seminars Workshop on Education Economics Programme Call for papers Keynote speakers Registration and fees Travel and stay Social programme Contact Organisers News Links Contact Projects All Projects Projects UvA Projects UM Projects RUG The effect of peer socioeconomic status on student achievement a meta analysis Start date 01 januari 2009 Reyn van Ewijk Peter Sleegers Indirect long term policy relevant Research question Several previous studies have examined the effect of the average socio economic status of students class or schoolmates on their school performance The findings from these studies varied considerably In this study we quantitatively compare these previous studies meta analysis to find out why their results differed and to reconcile their findings Method meta analysis Results we show that the estimates researchers will find on the size of this effect depend strongly on how they measure socio economic status and on their choice of analysis model Estimates for a hypothetical study making a number of ideal choices suggest that peer SES is an important determinant of academic achievement Status finished paper submitted Related information Related Working Papers The effect of peer socioeconomic status on student achievement a meta analysis TIER About Tier About Tier UvA About Tier UM About Tier RUG Tier Business Plan TIER Midterm Report 2010 Vacancies People All People People UvA People UM People RUG Visiting scholars Working Papers All Working Papers Working Papers UvA Working Papers UM Working Papers RUG Education Programme Master MEBIT Master MEPE Premaster MEBIT Academische Meesterwerken Enrollment Courses Graduate program Workshops Seminars Workshop on Education Economics News LEER Workshop on Education Economics Nederland in ideeën 2015 Brede scholen leiden niet tot beter onderwijs Twee onderzoeksaanvragen gehonoreerd Invloed van een ICT tool op onderwijsprestaties en efficiëntie Links Contact Contact us BEE Resultaten Primair onderwijs Voortgezet onderwijs Middelbaar beroepsonderwijs Hoger

    Original URL path: http://www.tierweb.nl/tier/projects-overview/projects/uva-project-16-the-effect-of-peer-socioeconomic-status-on-student-achievement-a-meta-analysis.html (2015-12-05)
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  • UvA Project 17 Peer ethnicity and achievement: a meta-analysis into the compositional effect - TIER research
    and to reconcile their findings Method meta analysis Results these compositional effects vary considerably with the ethnic groups they pertain to and with measurement characteristics Compositional effects appear small in general but may be larger when the ethnic minority group is African Americans in the USA than when the minority group consists of immigrants A high ethnic minority share seems to affect the achievement from students belonging to the same ethnic group more than that of students belonging to the ethnic majority or to other ethnic minority groups Effects of the share of immigrants on test scores of ethnic majority students even seem close to zero Status forthcoming in School Effectiveness and School Improvement Related information Related Working Papers Peer Ethnicity and Achievement a Meta analysis Into the Compositional Effect Reyn van Ewijk Peter Sleegers Indirect long term policy relevant Research question Previous studies on the effect of the ethnic minority share among class or schoolmates on school performance are quantitatively compared meta analysis to find out why their results differed and to reconcile their findings Method meta analysis Results these compositional effects vary considerably with the ethnic groups they pertain to and with measurement characteristics Compositional effects appear small in general but may be larger when the ethnic minority group is African Americans in the USA than when the minority group consists of immigrants A high ethnic minority share seems to affect the achievement from students belonging to the same ethnic group more than that of students belonging to the ethnic majority or to other ethnic minority groups Effects of the share of immigrants on test scores of ethnic majority students even seem close to zero Status forthcoming in School Effectiveness and School Improvement TIER About Tier About Tier UvA About Tier UM About Tier RUG Tier Business Plan

    Original URL path: http://www.tierweb.nl/tier/projects-overview/projects/uva-project-17-peer-ethnicity-and-achievement-a-meta-analysis-into-the-compositional-effect.html (2015-12-05)
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  • UvA Project 18 The impact of early childhood development programs in Ecuador - TIER research
    physical outcomes of children in poor families in Ecuador It also examines the impact of these interventions on mothers well being and labor supply and on family income Method The largest organization that funds early childhood programs in Ecuador ranks proposals of prospective providers of such program s on the basis of a scores which is a mixture of perceived quality and social background indicators It then allocates its available budget to the proposals with the highest scores This creates a discontinuity in the probability of treatment at the cutoff score where the funding organization spends its last dollar We exploit this in a regression discontinuity design in which we instrument treatment by having a score at or above the cutoff score while controlling for a smooth function of the underlying score Results preliminary While home visits have a positive impact on a range of cognitive and physical outcomes nurseries appear to have a zero impact At the same time home visits reduce mothers depression stress levels while nurseries have a detrimental effect on depression and stress The key mechanism that seems to drive this is that nurseries increase mothers labor market participation and family income while home visits reduce mothers labor market participation but leave family income unaffected The two programs thus imply a clear trade off between child outcomes and mother s psychic well being on the one hand and labor market participation and family income on the other hand Status data have been collected analyses have been conducted currently writing a first draft of academic paper Related information Related People prof dr Hessel Oosterbeek TIER About Tier About Tier UvA About Tier UM About Tier RUG Tier Business Plan TIER Midterm Report 2010 Vacancies People All People People UvA People UM People RUG Visiting scholars Working Papers

    Original URL path: http://www.tierweb.nl/tier/projects-overview/projects/uva-project-18-the-impact-of-early-childhood-development-programs-in-ecuador.html (2015-12-05)
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