Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015, Page: 61-66
Analysis of Determinants Influencing Students’ Academic Achievement in English and Mathematics Subjects of Ending Classes of Schools at Bahir Dar and Debre Tabor Towns, Ethiopia
Endris Assen Ebrahim, Department of Statistics, Debre Tabor University, South Gondar, Ethiopia
Mulugeta Alemayehu Dagnaw, Department of Mathematics, Debre Tabor University, South Gondar, Ethiopia
Received: Nov. 3, 2015;       Accepted: Nov. 11, 2015;       Published: Jan. 8, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijsedu.20150306.12      View  4185      Downloads  111
Abstract
Quality education is the question of many countries. Students’ achievement were a measure of teaching-learning process. Scholars suggested that regardless of the subject nature, many factors affect students’ achievements in each school subject. This study is an attempt to determine factors influencing academic achievements of grade 8, 10 and 12 students in Debre Tabor Town (DT) and Bahir Dar Town (BDT) in 2013-2014 academic year with achievements variations occurred in student, class and school levels. Depending on the objectives descriptive analysis and multivariate multilevel linear regression analysis with maximum likelihood estimation were used to analyze the data. The results of BDT data show that school type and average work load of teachers jointly show a significant effect on both subjects; Teachers experience in terms of Mathematics, class size and availability of reference and text books in terms of English show significant influence on academic achievements. From the study, it was found out that multilevel modeling is much better than the single level ordinary regression model in fitting the data and in explaining the variations of the academic achievement at different levels. Likewise, on average non-governmental school students achievements were better than governmental. It can be concluded from this study that the variation of academic achievement of students in each grade level of mathematics and English subjects high within class followed by between schools. It can be recommended that academic facilities and managements at schools and home, and students personal efforts need to be improved in order to achieve better quality of education in all fields of studies at high standard.
Keywords
Multivariate Multilevel Analysis, Variation, Academic Achievements, Empty (null) Model
To cite this article
Endris Assen Ebrahim, Mulugeta Alemayehu Dagnaw, Analysis of Determinants Influencing Students’ Academic Achievement in English and Mathematics Subjects of Ending Classes of Schools at Bahir Dar and Debre Tabor Towns, Ethiopia, International Journal of Secondary Education. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 61-66. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsedu.20150306.12
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