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ERIC Number: EJ1192955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-189X
Does Attendance in Private Schools Predict Student Outcomes at Age 15? Evidence from a Longitudinal Study
Pianta, Robert C.; Ansari, Arya
Educational Researcher, v47 n7 p419-434 Oct 2018
By tracking longitudinally a sample of American children (n = 1,097), this study examined the extent to which enrollment in private schools between kindergarten and ninth grade was related to students' academic, social, psychological, and attainment outcomes at age 15. Results from this investigation revealed that in unadjusted models, children with a history of enrollment in private schools performed better on nearly all outcomes assessed in adolescence. However, by simply controlling for the sociodemographic characteristics that selected children and families into these schools, all of the advantages of private school education were eliminated. There was also no evidence to suggest that low-income children or children enrolled in urban schools benefited more from private school enrollment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas (Little Rock); California (Irvine); Kansas; Massachusetts (Boston); Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh); Virginia; Washington (Seattle); North Carolina; Wisconsin (Madison)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Woodcock Johnson Psycho Educational Battery; Child Behavior Checklist; Social Skills Rating System; NEO Personality Inventory; Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Home Observation for Measurement of Environment; Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale
Grant or Contract Numbers: U10