Avaliação do Plano de Desenvolvimento da Escola (PDE) : um estudo longitudinal utilizando análise multinível

by de Oliveira, Marcos Ruben

Abstract (Summary)
The main objective of this dissertation was to evaluate the effect of the Plan of SchoolDevelopment program (PDE) on the proficiency of students in Mathematics and Portugueseusing multi-level modeling of data from a repeated measures design. The PDE program usedstrategic planning of school management, coordinated by the school principal withparticipation of the school community, to improve teaching quality and to guarantee moreefficiency and effectiveness. During a longitudinal research the Ministry of Educationcollected data of 35,000 students distributed over 178 schools. The research took place from1999 to 2003, when those students attended grades four to eight of primary school. Duringthis period, six Mathematics tests and six Portuguese language tests were administered, alongwith socio-economic questionnaires which also involved teachers and directors. Classical TestTheory (CTT) and Item Response Theory (IRT) were used to analyze the psychometricquality of the items of the administered tests. Low quality items were excluded before thetotal scores were calculated. After this, the method of Angoff was used to equalize the scoresof the tests. Factor analysis was utilized to reduce the number of student and school variablesobtained by the application of the questionnaires. Finally, a multi-level regression analysiswith three levels was carried out to evaluate the effect of the PDE-program on the proficiencyof students in Mathematics and Portuguese. After controlling the effect of student and schoollevel variables, the multi-level analysis indicated that participation of the PDE-program isassociated with a significant improvement of the school performance of the students inPortuguese.
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Amaury Patrick Gremaud; Denise de Souza Fleith; Mauro Luiz Rabelo; Carmilva Souza Flôres; Jacob Arie Laros

School:Universidade de Brasília

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:avaliação educacional psicologia


Date of Publication:03/29/2007

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