Title: An approach to estimate degree completion using drop-out rates
Authors: Luca, Stijn ×
Verdyck, Marc
Coppens, Marc #
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: School of Education, Tel-Aviv University
Series Title: Studies in Educational Evaluation vol:40 issue:1 pages:43-49
Abstract: A completion rate of an institution I of year x is defined as the proportion of starting students during year x that succeed in graduating at I at some point in the future. In this paper, a new method is proposed to estimate such completion rate. This indicator is entirely based on the population of drop-out students during one academic year x at the institution I. The proposed method is not based on a cohort of students so it allows an estimation of the current school effectiveness without substantial delay. Furthermore a statistical framework is presented in which completion rates can be studied. The proposed methodology results in a statistical estimator with a bias that stays small under appropriate assumptions.
ISSN: 0191-491X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Electrical Engineering (ESAT) TC, Technology Campus Geel
Technologiecluster ESAT Elektrotechnische Engineering
Health Care Department - Turnhout Campus - TM K
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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