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ERIC Number: EJ1123164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
Estimating the Impact of Private Tutoring on Academic Performance: Primary Students in Sri Lanka
Cole, Rachel
Education Economics, v25 n2 p142-157 2017
Worldwide private tutoring is documented extensively, but its impact is unclear. I estimate the impact of tutoring on performance to assess the degree to which tutoring is a vehicle of educational stratification in Sri Lanka. I find that on average, five months of tutoring has no impact on Year 5 students' exam scores. I produce suggestive evidence impacts vary only slightly with advantage; so its impact on stratification is likely minimal. Policy-makers may want to urge parents to reconsider sending their children to tutoring, and further research should identify stratification mechanisms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sri Lanka
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A