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Is Pupil Attainment Higher in Well-Managed Schools?

Alex Bryson (), Lucy Stokes and David Wilkinson ()
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David Wilkinson: University College London

No 11969, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: Linking the Workplace Employment Relations Surveys 2004 and 2011 to administrative data on pupil attainment in England we examine whether secondary and primary schools who deploy more intensive human resource management (HRM) practices have higher pupil attainment. We find intensive use of HRM practices is positively and significantly correlated with higher labour productivity and quality of provision, and with better financial performance, most notably in primary schools, but it is not associated with higher pupil attainment as indicated by assessment scores at Key Stage 2, Key Stage 4 and value-added measures based on assessments at these points.

Keywords: school performance; pupil attainment; value-added; human resource management (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 35 pages
Date: 2018-11
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