Improving Educational Productivity (Pb)

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Papers presented at a December 2000 conference convened by the Laboratory of School Success in Washington, D.C., interpret the latest research on the economics of education, for policymakers at the local, state, and national levels. Contributors in economics, education, and public administration provide overviews, critiques, and findings with implications for strengthening K-12 schools. They deal with external influences on the operation of public schools, such as fluctuations in public funding, and focus on phenomena that affect the productivity of school systems, including alternative grade-retention practices and teacher resources. This book is not indexed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930608443
  • Publisher: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Series: Research in Educational Productivity Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction and Overview 1
2 Tax Revolts and School Performance 7
3 State Aid and Education Outcomes 27
4 The Interface between Public and Private Schooling: Market Pressure and the Impact on Performance 47
5 The Economics of Grade Retention 77
6 Teacher Quality: Its Enhancement and Potential for Improving Pupil Achievement 99
7 Measuring School Efficiency: Lessons from Economics, Implications for Practice 115
8 Examining School-Level Expenditures and School Performance: The Case of New York City 139
9 The Relationship between Student Performance and School Expenditures: A Review of the Literature and New Evidence Using Better Data 167
10 Exploring the Nexus between Educational Inputs, Distribution of Performance, and Incentives 185
11 Problems in the Estimation of School Effects: Insights from Improved Models 209
12 Conclusions and Recommendations 231
About the Authors 237
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