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ERIC Number: EJ856107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-1558-2159
Does Mission Matter? An Analysis of Private School Achievement Differences
Boerema, Albert J.
Journal of School Choice, v3 n2 p112-137 2009
Using student achievement data from British Columbia, Canada, this study is an exploration of the differences that lie within the private school sector using hierarchical linear modeling to analyze the data. The analysis showed that when controlling for language, parents' level of educational attainment, and prior achievement, the private school subsectors had small but important differences in average performance compared to one another and to public schools. The study suggests that mission might matter more in parental school choice decisions than academic achievement and implications of this for school choice are explored. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 12; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada