The Effects of Early Tracking on Student Performance: Evidence from a School Reform in Bavaria
Marc Piopiunik ()
No 153, ifo Working Paper Series from ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich
This paper evaluates a school reform in Bavaria that moved the timing of tracking in low- and middle-track schools from grade 6 to grade 4; students in high-track schools were not affected. To eliminate state specific and school-type-specific shocks, I estimate a triple-differences model using three PISA waves. The results indicate that the reform reduced the performance of 15-year-old students both in low- and middle-track schools. Further evidence suggests that the share of very low-performing students increased in low-track schools.
Keywords: Tracking; student performance; PISA (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I20 I21 I24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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