Open Conference Systems, 50th Scientific meeting of the Italian Statistical Society

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The evaluation of Formative Tutoring at the University of Padova
Anna Giraldo, Renata Clerici, Lorenza Da Re, Silvia Meggiolaro

Last modified: 2018-05-18


The Programme of Formative Tutoring, an integrated tutoring model to contrast drop-out and empower university students, has been experimented in Academic Year 2016-2017 in eight First Cycle Degree Courses at the University of Padova. A propensity score matching procedure has been used to build a suitable control group to evaluate the effectiveness of the tutoring. The data used to match students comes from university administrative archives and from the questionnaire submitted to all freshmen. Results show that students that attended the tutoring activities during their first year of university performed better in term of university outcomes (lower withdrawal and change of course and higher regularity in the study) and number of credits achieved. Results are slightly different according to the area (scientific or humanities) of the course.

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