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Assessment of School Performance Through a Multilevel Latent Markov Rasch Model

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  • Francesco Bartolucci

    (University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy)

  • Fulvia Pennoni

    (University of Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy)

  • Giorgio Vittadini

    (University of Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy)

Abstract

An extension of the latent Markov Rasch model is described for the analysis of binary longitudinal data with covariates when subjects are collected in clusters, such as students clustered in classes. For each subject, a latent process is used to represent the characteristic of interest (e.g., ability) conditional on the effect of the cluster to which he or she belongs. The latter effect is modeled by a discrete latent variable associated to each cluster. For the maximum likelihood estimation of the model parameters, an Expectation-Maximization algorithm is outlined. Through the analysis of a data set collected in the Lombardy Region (Italy), it is shown how the proposed model may be used for assessing the development of cognitive achievement. The data set is based on test scores in mathematics observed over 3 years on middle school students attending public and non-state schools. Manuscript received March 20, 2009 Revision received July 2, 2010 Accepted July 10, 2010

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  • Francesco Bartolucci & Fulvia Pennoni & Giorgio Vittadini, 2011. "Assessment of School Performance Through a Multilevel Latent Markov Rasch Model," Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, , vol. 36(4), pages 491-522, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:jedbes:v:36:y:2011:i:4:p:491-522
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    2. Montanari, Giorgio E. & Doretti, Marco & Bartolucci, Francesco, 2017. "A multilevel latent Markov model for the evaluation of nursing homes' performance," MPRA Paper 80691, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Tommaso Agasisti & Francesca Ieva & Anna Maria Paganoni, 2017. "Heterogeneity, school-effects and the North/South achievement gap in Italian secondary education: evidence from a three-level mixed model," Statistical Methods & Applications, Springer;Società Italiana di Statistica, vol. 26(1), pages 157-180, March.
    4. F. Bartolucci & A. Farcomeni & F. Pennoni, 2014. "Latent Markov models: a review of a general framework for the analysis of longitudinal data with covariates," TEST: An Official Journal of the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research, Springer;Sociedad de Estadística e Investigación Operativa, vol. 23(3), pages 433-465, September.
    5. Yang Liu & Xiaojing Wang, 2020. "Bayesian Nonparametric Monotone Regression of Dynamic Latent Traits in Item Response Theory Models," Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, , vol. 45(3), pages 274-296, June.
    6. Qi Chen & Wen Luo & Gregory J. Palardy & Ryan Glaman & Amber McEnturff, 2017. "The Efficacy of Common Fit Indices for Enumerating Classes in Growth Mixture Models When Nested Data Structure Is Ignored," SAGE Open, , vol. 7(1), pages 21582440177, March.
    7. Tullio, Federico & Bartolucci, Francesco, 2019. "Evaluating time-varying treatment effects in latent Markov models: An application to the effect of remittances on poverty dynamics," MPRA Paper 91459, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    8. Michela Gnaldi & Silvia Bacci & Francesco Bartolucci, 2016. "A multilevel finite mixture item response model to cluster examinees and schools," Advances in Data Analysis and Classification, Springer;German Classification Society - Gesellschaft für Klassifikation (GfKl);Japanese Classification Society (JCS);Classification and Data Analysis Group of the Italian Statistical Society (CLADAG);International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS), vol. 10(1), pages 53-70, March.
    9. Bartolucci, Francesco & Lupparelli, Monia, 2012. "Nested hidden Markov chains for modeling dynamic unobserved heterogeneity in multilevel longitudinal data," MPRA Paper 40588, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    10. Antonello Maruotti & Jan Bulla & Tanya Mark, 2019. "Assessing the influence of marketing activities on customer behaviors: a dynamic clustering approach," METRON, Springer;Sapienza Università di Roma, vol. 77(1), pages 19-42, April.
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    13. Giorgio E. Montanari & Marco Doretti, 2019. "Ranking Nursing Homes’ Performances Through a Latent Markov Model with Fixed and Random Effects," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 146(1), pages 307-326, November.
    14. Francesco Bartolucci & Fulvia Pennoni & Giorgio Vittadini, 2016. "Causal Latent Markov Model for the Comparison of Multiple Treatments in Observational Longitudinal Studies," Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, , vol. 41(2), pages 146-179, April.
    15. Francesca Bassi & Bruno Scarpa, 2015. "Latent class modeling of markers of day-specific fertility," METRON, Springer;Sapienza Università di Roma, vol. 73(2), pages 263-276, August.

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