ERIC Number: EJ1094030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
The Catholic School Advantage in a Changing Social Landscape: Consistency or Increasing Fragility?
Freeman, Kendralin J.; Berends, Mark
Journal of School Choice, v10 n1 p22-47 2016
For several decades, researchers have examined sector effects on student outcomes. Several argue the presence of a Catholic school advantage (CSA), an effect that shows improvement of educational outcomes upon attendance at a Catholic school. The magnitude of this effect, however, is often debated, particularly in the era of educational reform. In this study, we analyze nationally representative data to examine whether attending a Catholic school consistently promotes educational attainment. On net, we find that students who attend Catholic high schools are more likely to continue in education although this advantage is not persistent across measures of institutional selectivity.
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Educational Attainment, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Role, School Statistics, National Surveys, Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Effect Size, College Attendance, Enrollment Rate, Comparative Analysis, Public Schools, Educational Indicators, Sustainability, Outcomes of Education, School Role
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A040043