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Version 1.1 – Updated August 2021

Religious schools

Overview

  • Influence: Religious schools
  • Domain: School
  • Sub-Domain: Types of schools
  • Potential to Accelerate Student Achievement: Likely to have positive impact
  • Influence Definition: There are now many forms of religious schools: Protestant, Catholic, Lutheran, etc., and these are often compared to secular schools.

Evidence

  • Number of meta-analyses: 3
  • Number of studies: 127
  • Number of students: 54,060
  • Number of effects: 127
  • Effect size: 0.24

Meta-Analyses

Meta-Analyses
Journal Title Author First Author's Country Article Name Year Published Variable Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Effect Size
The Evaluation Exchange Jeynes USA Parental involvement and secondary school student educational outcomes: A meta-analysis 2002 Religious vs. public schooling on achievement 15 54,060 15 0.25
Education and Urban Society Jeynes USA A meta-analysis of the effects of attending religious schools and religiosity on Black and Hispanic academic achievement 2004 Religious commitment on achievement 56 0 56 0.20
Peabody Journal of Education Jeynes USA A meta-analysis on the effects and contributions of public, public charter, and religious schools on student outcomes 2012 Religious Schools 56 0 56 0.26
TOTAL/AVERAGE 127 54,060 127 0.24

Confidence

The Confidence is the average of these four measures, each divided into five approximately equal groups and assigned a value from 1 to 5 based on the following criteria:

  • Number of Meta-analyses
    • 1 = 1
    • 2 = 2–3
    • 3 = 4–6
    • 4 = 7–9
    • 5 = 10+
  • Number of Studies
    • 1 = 1–10
    • 2 = 11–50
    • 3 = 51–200
    • 4 = 201–400
    • 5 = 400+
  • Number of Students
    • 1 = 1–2,500
    • 2 = 2,501–10,000
    • 3 = 10,000–20,000
    • 4 = 20,000–100,000
    • 5 = 100,001+
  • Number of Effects
    • 1 = 1–100
    • 2 = 101–300
    • 3 = 301–600
    • 4 = 601–1,200
    • 5 = 1,200+
Confidences
Number of Meta-Analyses Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Overall Confidence
Confidence Factor 2 3 4 2 3
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