Assessing public elementary school quality in the Philippines

  • Louie John M. Rubio National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Damian N. Dailisan National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Maria Jeriesa P. Osorio College of Mass Communication, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Clarissa C. David College of Mass Communication, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • May T. Lim National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman

Abstract

Measuring the progress on the goal of attaining universal education requires key indicators. Improving existing indicators requires incorporating other factors that affect school attendance. In this work, we look at the relationship of the National Achievement Test scores and pupil-teacher ratio, which are often used to assess school quality, using available datasets from the Department of Education. Moreover, we incorporate the pupil-teacher ratio as weights to our potential map formulation of school accessibility to see the changes to the public elementary school potential map. The potential map shows the reach of elementary schools in different areas in the country. Adding weights related to the pupil-teacher ratio lowers the contribution of possibly overcrowded schools.

Published
2019-05-23
How to Cite
[1]
L. J. Rubio, D. Dailisan, M. J. Osorio, C. David, and M. Lim. Assessing public elementary school quality in the Philippines, Proceedings of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 37, SPP-2019-3F-03 (2019). URL: https://paperview.spp-online.org/proceedings/article/view/SPP-2019-3F-03.
Section
Complex Systems and Data Analytics