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ERIC Number: EJ983153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 38
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
The Effect of Tracking Students by Ability into Different Schools: A Natural Experiment
Guyon, Nina; Maurin, Eric; McNally, Sandra
Journal of Human Resources, v47 n3 p684-721 Sum 2012
The tracking of pupils by ability into elite and nonelite schools represents a controversial policy in many countries. There is no consensus on how large the elite track should be and little agreement on the effects of any further increase in its size. This paper presents a natural experiment where the increase in the size of the elite track was followed by a significant improvement in average educational outcomes. This experiment provides a rare opportunity to isolate the overall effect of allowing entry to the elite track for a group that was previously only at the margin of being admitted. (Contains 8 figures, 7 tables and 31 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
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