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Lessons From My School

21 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2011  

Paul W. Miller

Curtin University of Technology - School of Economics and Finance; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; Curtin University - Centre for Research in Applied Economics

Derby Voon

University of Western Australia - Department of Economics

Date Written: December 2011

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Miller, Paul W. and Voon, Derby, Lessons From My School (December 2011). Australian Economic Review, Vol. 44, Issue 4, pp. 366-386, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1967329 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8462.2011.00652.x

Paul W. Miller (Contact Author)

Curtin University of Technology - School of Economics and Finance ( email )

GPO Box U1987
Perth WA 6845
Australia

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Curtin University - Centre for Research in Applied Economics ( email )

GPO Box U1987
Perth, Western Australia 6845
Australia

Derby Voon

University of Western Australia - Department of Economics ( email )

35 Stirling Highway
Crawley, Western Australia 6009
Australia

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