All Students Left Behind: An Ambitious Provincial School Reform in Canada, but Poor Math Achievements from Grade 2 to 10

53 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2011

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Catherine Haeck

Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) - Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE)

Pierre Lefebvre

University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) - Department of Economics

Philip Merrigan

University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) - Department of Economics

Date Written: October 1, 2011

Abstract

We investigate the impact of an ambitious provincial school reform in Canada on students. mathematical achievements. This reform provides advantages for the purpose of evaluation and cuts across some of the methodological difficulties of previous research. First, the reform was implemented in every school across the province in both primary and secondary schools. Second, we can differentiate impacts according to the number of years students are affected by the reform. Third, our data set provides a longer observation period than typically encountered in the literature. We find negative effects on students’ mathematical achievements at all points of the skills distribution.

Suggested Citation

Haeck, Catherine and Lefebvre, Pierre and Merrigan, Philip, All Students Left Behind: An Ambitious Provincial School Reform in Canada, but Poor Math Achievements from Grade 2 to 10 (October 1, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1966937 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1966937

Catherine Haeck (Contact Author)

Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) - Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) ( email )

Naamsestraat 69
Leuven, B-3000
Belgium

Pierre Lefebvre

University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) - Department of Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 8888, Downtown Station
Montreal, Quebec H3C 3P8
Canada
514-987-3000 x8373 (Phone)
514-987-8494 (Fax)

Philip Merrigan

University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) - Department of Economics

P.O. Box 8888, Downtown Station
Montreal, Quebec H3C 3P8
Canada

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