US Sustaining Effects study

Description

A subset of the mathematics scores from the U.S. Sustaining Effects Study. The subset consists of information on 1721 students from 60 schools

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 7230 observations on the following 12 variables.

schoolid

a factor of school identifiers

childid

a factor of student identifiers

year

a numeric vector indicating the year of the test

grade

a numeric vector indicating the student's grade

math

a numeric vector of test scores on the IRT scale score metric

retained

a factor with levels 0 1 indicating if the student has been retained in a grade.

female

a factor with levels Female Male indicating the student's sex

black

a factor with levels 0 1 indicating if the student is Black

hispanic

a factor with levels 0 1 indicating if the student is Hispanic

size

a numeric vector indicating the number of students enrolled in the school

lowinc

a numeric vector giving the percentage of low-income students in the school

mobility

a numeric vector

Source

These data are distributed with the HLM software package (Bryk, Raudenbush and Congdon, 1996). Conversion to the R format is described in Doran and Lockwood (2004).

References

Doran, Harold C. and Lockwood, J.R. (2004), Fitting value-added models in R, (submitted).

Examples

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str(egsingle)
(fm1 <- lmer(math~year*size+female+(1|childid)+(1|schoolid), egsingle))