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Rejoinder: Remaining Challenges in Investigating Grade-Retention Effectiveness

Machteld Vandecandelaere and Stijn Vansteelandt UGent (2016) MULTIVARIATE BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH. 51(6). p.877-880
abstract
This rejoinder, in response to the commentaries of Steiner, Park, and Kim (this issue) and Reshetnyak, Cham, and Hughes (this issue), discusses remaining challenges in grade retention research. First, a same-age comparison assumes that the instruments used in different grades measure ability equally well. We discuss the importance of evaluating the properties of the scaling process to address whether this assumption has been met. Second, we discuss issues in the selection of covariates to be included in the weights. Third, we discuss the unconfoundedness assumption and the problem of remaining imbalance. Finally, we provide an empirical illustration showing that studying grade-retention effectiveness comes with multiple methodological decisions that are rooted in a bias-variance trade-off.
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journalArticle
publication status
published
journal title
MULTIVARIATE BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH
volume
51
issue
6
pages
877 - 880
Web of Science type
Editorial Material
Web of Science id
000390878800012
ISSN
0027-3171
DOI
10.1080/00273171.2016.1229171
UGent publication?
yes
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U
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
8507232
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8507232
date created
2017-02-02 23:06:30
date last changed
2017-03-07 15:12:02
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  abstract     = {This rejoinder, in response to the commentaries of Steiner, Park, and Kim (this issue) and Reshetnyak, Cham, and Hughes (this issue), discusses remaining challenges in grade retention research. First, a same-age comparison assumes that the instruments used in different grades measure ability equally well. We discuss the importance of evaluating the properties of the scaling process to address whether this assumption has been met. Second, we discuss issues in the selection of covariates to be included in the weights. Third, we discuss the unconfoundedness assumption and the problem of remaining imbalance. Finally, we provide an empirical illustration showing that studying grade-retention effectiveness comes with multiple methodological decisions that are rooted in a bias-variance trade-off.},
  author       = {Vandecandelaere, Machteld and Vansteelandt, Stijn},
  issn         = {0027-3171},
  journal      = {MULTIVARIATE BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {877--880},
  title        = {Rejoinder: Remaining Challenges in Investigating Grade-Retention Effectiveness},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00273171.2016.1229171},
  volume       = {51},
  year         = {2016},
}

Chicago
Vandecandelaere, Machteld, and Stijn Vansteelandt. 2016. “Rejoinder: Remaining Challenges in Investigating Grade-Retention Effectiveness.” Multivariate Behavioral Research 51 (6): 877–880.
APA
Vandecandelaere, M., & Vansteelandt, S. (2016). Rejoinder: Remaining Challenges in Investigating Grade-Retention Effectiveness. MULTIVARIATE BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH, 51(6), 877–880.
Vancouver
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Vandecandelaere M, Vansteelandt S. Rejoinder: Remaining Challenges in Investigating Grade-Retention Effectiveness. MULTIVARIATE BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH. 2016;51(6):877–80.
MLA
Vandecandelaere, Machteld, and Stijn Vansteelandt. “Rejoinder: Remaining Challenges in Investigating Grade-Retention Effectiveness.” MULTIVARIATE BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH 51.6 (2016): 877–880. Print.