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Determinants of School Effectiveness in Primary Schools in the Republic of Croatia: Results of Empirical Investigation

Josip BURUŠIĆ orcid id ; Institut društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar, Zagreb
Toni BABAROVIĆ ; Institut društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar, Zagreb
Marija ŠAKIĆ ; Institut društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar, Zagreb

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The aim of this study was to explore to what extent
effectiveness of primary schools can be explained by certain
school characteristics, as well as to define the best
determinants of school effectiveness. A total of 844 regular primary schools in the Republic of Croatia participated in the
study, and 94,428 4th and 8th grade pupils were examined.
Fourth-grade pupils completed objective tests in Croatian,
Math, Science, integration of knowledge in different subjects
and first foreign language, and eighth-grade pupils
completed exams in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Geography,
History, integration of knowledge in science and social
subjects, Croatian and first foreign language. Hierarchical
regression analyses were conducted with average
achievement of schools in 4th and 8th grades as criterions
and different sets of school characteristics as predictors,
which included school size, characteristics of status,
management, program and teaching and school climate
indicators. Results show that school effectiveness at the end
of 4th and 8th grade can be explained by the examined
characteristics, and their explanatory power was greater in
4th grade. The majority of characteristics pertaining to status,
program and teaching contribute significantly to the
explanation of school effectiveness, and characteristics
pertaining to basic administrative and status determinants of
school functioning have the greatest predictive strength. The
implications of these findings in the context of explaining and
improving school effectiveness in attainment of educational
goals are discussed.

Ključne riječi

school effectiveness; external evaluation; primary school

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