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Evaluating the provision of school performance information for school choice

Allen, Rebecca and Burgess, Simon (2013) Evaluating the provision of school performance information for school choice. Economics of Education Review, 34 (June). pp. 175-190. ISSN 0272-7757. DOI UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

We develop and implement a framework for determining the optimal performance metrics to help parents choose a school. This approach combines the three major critiques of the usefulness of performance tables into a natural metric. We implement this for 500,000 students in England for a range of performance measures. Using performance tables is strongly better than choosing at random: a child who attends the highest ex ante performing school within their choice set will ex post do better than the average outcome in their choice set twice as often as they will do worse.

Item Type: Article
Controlled Keywords: School choice, Performance tables, Education, Economics and Econometrics
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Quantitative Social Science
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2013 15:10
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 09:04
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