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Can school league tables help parents choose schools?

Allen, Rebecca and Burgess, Simon (2011) Can school league tables help parents choose schools? Fiscal Studies, 32 (2). pp. 245-261. ISSN 0143-5671. DOI UNSPECIFIED

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Additional Information: Information on schools' performance is central to the school choice process in England. This paper evaluates school performance tables against criteria of functionality, relevance and comprehensibility. We estimate a model to judge functionality by setting up the following question: 'In which feasible school will my child achieve the highest exam score?'. We show that neither of the current leading performance measures scores very well. We propose an alternative measure which performs better on relevance and comprehensibility and not significantly worse on functionality.
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Quantitative Social Science
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 13:45
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 08:49
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