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A Mathematical Meta Model of Academic Attainment Based on Class Attendance and Socio-Economic Changes

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dc.contributor.advisor Jamali, Prof. Dr. A. R. M. Jalal Uddin
dc.contributor.author Naher, Nazmin
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-22T09:57:11Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-22T09:57:11Z
dc.date.copyright 2016
dc.date.issued 2016-09
dc.identifier.other ID 1451559
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12228/156
dc.description This thesis is submitted to the Department of Mathematics, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Mathematics, September 2016. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF Version of Thesis.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-70).
dc.description.abstract The performance of students depend on many factors such as, attendance, motivation, level of engagement etc. which may be considered as the students attributes towards learning and some other attributes of the teachers on the process. No research is available relating the academic attainment and class attendance of our universities, especially at KUET where a 60% mandatory attendance is imposed to appear in the final examination. Though there exist many factors on student academic attainment, namely Class Test Marks and Final Grade, here we are interested and selected one important factor namely class attendance. There are many departments in this university (KUET) and a lot of subjects are taught. But Mathematics is common to all. Hence Mathematics is chosen for this study. This study is done among the students of first year and second year in several engineering departments regarding mathematics courses during the period 2000 -2013. It is of no doubt that for the existence of many proxy variables (Teacher’s attribute, student’s attribute, subjects, socio-economic environment etc.), it is very difficult to assess the impact of class attendance on academic attainment. Moreover, due to impose of mandatory percentage on class attendance, it becomes much more difficult to find out the impact of attendance on Class Test Marks as well as on Final Grade. In this study we have considered only existing old data (student attendance and academic performance), where the effect of proxy variables are ignored. Moreover, for better comparison as well as for finding some test statistics, all the data are normalized. We have rigorously studied about the correlation between class Attendance and Class Test Marks for each course. We have also investigated thoroughly in each course for the existence of correlation between class Attendance and Final Grade. In spite of 60% mandatory attendance, from the experimental results, it revealed that attendance has a great effect on academic attainments. But the effect is varying department to department as well as semester to semester. Though there exist correlations between Attendance and Class Test Marks but there exist relatively much strong correlation between Attendance and Final Grade in perceptive of all departments. It reveals that class attendance grow some intuitive knowledge to the students which affect on their final Grade. According to the existence of correlations, some Meta regression models are proposed regarding both Class Test Marks and Final grade depending on attendance. Though for the lacking of continuous data, we could not find out socioeconomic effect on academic attainment but it is revealed from the experimental study that introducing any new system effect on Attendance as well as academic performance. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Nazmin Naher
dc.format.extent 71 pages
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET), Khulna, Bangladesh. en_US
dc.rights Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) thesis/dissertation/internship reports are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.
dc.subject Class Attendance en_US
dc.subject Socio-Economic Changes en_US
dc.title A Mathematical Meta Model of Academic Attainment Based on Class Attendance and Socio-Economic Changes en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science in Mathematics
dc.contributor.department Department of Mathematics

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