Measuring and explaining management in schools: new approaches using public data

This paper introduces a new approach to measurement using existing public data, and applies it to build a management index covering 15,000 schools across 65 countries, and another index covering nearly all public schools in Brazil. Both indices show a strong, positive relationship between school management and student learning. The paper then develops a simple model that formalizes the intuition that strong management practices might be driving learning gains via incentive and selection effects among teachers, students and parents. The paper shows that the predictions of this model hold in public data for Latin America, and draws out implications for policy.

author
Leaver, Clare
Lemos, Renata
Scur, Daniela
series
RISE Working Paper
language
ENG
Series volume
19/033
Institutions
Oxford Policy Management (UK)
University of Oxford (UK)
date
2019
Pages
38, [33] p.
regions
Americas and the Caribbean
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themes
School management
Educational measurement
Pays
Brazil

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