Excellence for all? Heterogeneity in high-schools’ value-added
Pauline Givord () and
M. Suarez Castillo
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M. Suarez Castillo: Insee - Crest
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This paper presents a new method that goes beyond the measurement of average value-added of schools by measuring whether schools mitigate or intensify grades dispersion among initially similar students. In practice, school value-added is estimated at different levels of final achievements’ distribution by quantile regressionswith school specific fixed effects. This method is applied using exhaustive data of the 2015 French high-school diploma and controlling for initial achievements and socio-economic background. Results suggest that almostone-sixth of the high schools significantly reduce, or on the contrary increase, the dispersion in final grades which were expected given the initial characteristics of their intake.
Keywords: Value added; quantile regression; Student Growth Percentiles (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I20 C21 C50 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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