Lessons From My School
Paul W. Miller
Curtin University of Technology - School of Economics and Finance; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); Curtin University - Centre for Research in Applied Economics
University of Western Australia - Department of Economics
Australian Economic Review, Vol. 44, Issue 4, pp. 366-386, 2011
This article presents analyses of the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) data and data on other indicators that are made available through the My School website. There are large differences across states and types of schools (independent, Catholic and government) in the Year 3 NAPLAN outcomes, though the differences across states tend to diminish as outcomes for later years of study are examined. Some schools are shown to consistently have academic outcomes better than their characteristics would otherwise indicate; conversely, other schools are shown to consistently have academic outcomes below the levels their characteristics would otherwise indicate. Few of these differences are statistically significant.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 21
Date posted: December 3, 2011
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