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ERIC Number: EJ1007276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0272-7757
Evaluating the Provision of School Performance Information for School Choice
Allen, Rebecca; Burgess, Simon
Economics of Education Review, v34 p175-190 Jun 2013
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. (Contains 12 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)