Let's Stay Together: The Effects of Repeated Student-Teacher Matches on Academic Achievement

53 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2021

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Facundo Albornoz

University of Nottingham

David Contreras

University of Nottingham

Richard Upward

University of Nottingham - School of Economics

Date Written: August 1, 2021

Abstract

We explore the effectiveness of repeating the student-teacher match on test scores, for the universe of 8th graders in Chile using information on all student-teacher matches across multiple subjects and years, and a national, anonymous measure of test scores. Also, we exploit a plausibly exogenous source of variation in the process of repeating matches generated by a discontinuity in teacher retention at the legal retirement age. Repeating matches has a robust positive effect on test scores which aggregates up to the student, class, and school-level. As channels, we report a positive effect on attendance, progression, student behaviour and teacher expectations.

JEL Classification: I20, I21, I28

Suggested Citation

Albornoz, Facundo and Gómez, David Contreras and Upward, Richard, Let's Stay Together: The Effects of Repeated Student-Teacher Matches on Academic Achievement (August 1, 2021). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP16471, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3928768

Facundo Albornoz (Contact Author)

University of Nottingham ( email )

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David Contreras Gómez

University of Nottingham ( email )

University Park
Nottingham, NG8 1BB
United Kingdom

Richard Upward

University of Nottingham - School of Economics ( email )

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United Kingdom
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