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ERIC Number: EJ883109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
The Evolution of the School-Entry Age Effect in a School Tracking System
Muhlenweg, Andrea M.; Puhani, Patrick A.
Journal of Human Resources, v45 n2 p407-438 Mar 2010
In Germany, students are streamed at age ten into an academic or nonacademic track. We demonstrate that the randomly allocated disadvantage of being born just before as opposed to just after the cutoff date for school entry leads to substantially different schooling experiences. Relatively young students are initially only two-thirds as likely to be assigned to the academic track. The possibility to defer tracking to age 12 does not attenuate school-entry age's effect on track attendance. Some mitigation of the effect occurs only at the second time when educational institutions facilitate track modification when students are about age 16. (Contains 12 tables, 2 figures, and 26 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany; Greece; Italy; Turkey