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Changing Deferral Patterns : The Influence Of Growth, Changing Support And Geography, Sheldon Rothman, Daniel Edwards Mar 2016

Changing Deferral Patterns : The Influence Of Growth, Changing Support And Geography, Sheldon Rothman, Daniel Edwards

Dr Sheldon Rothman

This research briefing examines changes in university deferral rates over the period from 2008 to 2012. The focus of the analysis is on Victorian school leavers, whose transitions after school completion are followed through the 'On Track' survey. The analysis explores the extent to which deferral rates for young people from rural areas have changed over this time, and the influence policy changes to financial support may have had on the decision to defer a university offer.


The On Track Survey 2008: The Destinations Of School Leavers In Victoria, Sheldon Rothman, Kylie Hillman, Phil Mckenzie, Gary Marks May 2012

The On Track Survey 2008: The Destinations Of School Leavers In Victoria, Sheldon Rothman, Kylie Hillman, Phil Mckenzie, Gary Marks

Dr Sheldon Rothman

No abstract provided.


It’S All Positive, Julie Mcmillan, Sheldon Rothman May 2012

It’S All Positive, Julie Mcmillan, Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

No abstract provided.


The Lsay 2003 Sample Of 15 Year-Olds Wave 3 (2005) Technical Report No. 38, Catherine Underwood, Sheldon Rothman Jan 2010

The Lsay 2003 Sample Of 15 Year-Olds Wave 3 (2005) Technical Report No. 38, Catherine Underwood, Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

In 2003, a nationally representative sample of approximately 12,500 15 year-old students was selected to participate in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), conducted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). More than 10,000 of these young people became the third cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. The PISA sample was constructed by randomly selecting fifty 15 year-old students from a sample of schools designed to represent state and sector. Assessments in mathematical literacy, reading literacy, scientific literacy and problem solving were administered to students in their schools to provide information on school ...


The Lsay 2003 Sample Of 15 Year-Olds Wave 2 (2004) Technical Report No. 35, Catherine Underwood, Sheldon Rothman Jan 2010

The Lsay 2003 Sample Of 15 Year-Olds Wave 2 (2004) Technical Report No. 35, Catherine Underwood, Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

In 2003, a nationally representative sample of approximately 12,500 15 year-old students was selected to participate in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), conducted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). More than 10,000 of these young people became the third cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. The PISA sample was constructed by randomly selecting fifty 15 year-old students from a sample of schools designed to represent state and sector. Assessments in mathematical literacy, reading literacy, scientific literacy and problem solving were administered to students in their schools to provide information on school ...


Successful Youth Transitions: Insights From Longitudinal Data, Sheldon Rothman, Phil Mckenzie Jan 2010

Successful Youth Transitions: Insights From Longitudinal Data, Sheldon Rothman, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Sheldon Rothman

No abstract provided.


The Lsay 2003 Sample Of 15 Year-Olds Wave 1 (2003) Technical Report No. 34, Catherine Underwood, Sheldon Rothman Jan 2010

The Lsay 2003 Sample Of 15 Year-Olds Wave 1 (2003) Technical Report No. 34, Catherine Underwood, Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

In 2003, a nationally representative sample of approximately 12,500 15 year-old students was selected to participate in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), conducted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). More than 10,000 of these young people became the third cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. The PISA sample was constructed by randomly selecting fifty 15 year-old students from a sample of schools designed to represent state and sector. Assessments in mathematical literacy, reading literacy, scientific literacy and problem solving were administered to students in their schools to provide information on school ...


The Measurement And Determinants Of Growth In Receptive Vocabulary, Sheldon Rothman, John Ainley, Kylie Hillman Nov 2007

The Measurement And Determinants Of Growth In Receptive Vocabulary, Sheldon Rothman, John Ainley, Kylie Hillman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

No abstract provided.


Signposts To Improved Test Scores In Literacy And Numeracy., Sheldon Rothman, J Mcmillan Jul 2004

Signposts To Improved Test Scores In Literacy And Numeracy., Sheldon Rothman, J Mcmillan

Dr Sheldon Rothman

A recent study of year 9 students' results on reading comprehension and mathematics tests, by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) found that a positive school climate is associated with higher literacy and numeracy test scores. In other key findings, socioeconomic status, language background, Indigenous status, gender and educational aspirations were found to have significant effects on achievement in both literacy and numeracy. Parents' education had a significant effect on literacy but not on numeracy. This article gives an overview of the findings.


Gender Differences In Education And Labour Market Outcomes, Kylie Hillman, Sheldon Rothman Dec 2003

Gender Differences In Education And Labour Market Outcomes, Kylie Hillman, Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

Despite numerous changes in policy and legislation, issues of gender equity in the Australian education system and labour market remain a concern, particularly the poorer performance of males on tests of literacy and in rates of Year 12 completion. The results of research on the topic are summarised in this article. They suggest that although there is a statistically significant difference between the average levels of reading comprehension of male and female students, this difference may not extend beyond the classroom to seriously affect later outcomes. Males on average continue to progress, through both the education system and the labour ...


Gender, Race And Class Equity Issues In The University Curriculum., Sheldon Rothman, P Nightingale Jun 1991

Gender, Race And Class Equity Issues In The University Curriculum., Sheldon Rothman, P Nightingale

Dr Sheldon Rothman

This paper discusses the first stage of the Curriculum/Equity Project, via the University of New South Wales. The project is examining the university curriculum in commerce, mathematics, science and engineering to see if students are disadvantaged because of their gender, race or class, and to suggest appropriate curriculum revision to increase the success and improve the university's retention of women, Aborigines, and other students from traditionally underrepresented groups.


A Critical Analysis Of Education For Children Identified As Gifted And Talented And Implications For Teacher Education, Sheldon Rothman Dec 1989

A Critical Analysis Of Education For Children Identified As Gifted And Talented And Implications For Teacher Education, Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

No abstract provided.


Projecting Enrollments In Graduate Schools : A Comparison Of Methods, Sheldon Rothman Dec 1987

Projecting Enrollments In Graduate Schools : A Comparison Of Methods, Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

No abstract provided.


The Gifted Child Movement In New South Wales: Public Schools And The New Class, Sheldon Rothman Dec 1982

The Gifted Child Movement In New South Wales: Public Schools And The New Class, Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

This study examines the hypothesis that opportunity classes, special classes for gifted children in fifth and sixth grades in New South Wales schools, are available to the new class of intellectuals and technological intelligentsia. It is argued that the establishment of special classes was inextricably intertwined with the psychoeducational testing movement which held that intellectual ability can be quantified and that educational performance can be predicted with IQ test scores. This combination of identification and special educational preparation, the gifted child movement, has received renewed support in an era of attacks on public education, since it is seen by its ...


The Poor Reader In The High School: Toward A Philosophy Of Remedial Reading., Sheldon Rothman Jul 1981

The Poor Reader In The High School: Toward A Philosophy Of Remedial Reading., Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

No abstract provided.