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Estimating the Impact of the Specialist Schools Programme on Secondary School Examination Results in England

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  • Jim Taylor

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This paper investigates the impact of the specialist schools programme in England on examination performance at age 16. Two approaches are used. The first uses pupil-level data from the 2003 National Pupil Database. The second uses panel data methods and is based on time-series data for secondary schools during 1992-2003. The paper also investigates the distributional consequences of the specialist schools programme. Specialist schools perform marginally better than their non-specialist counterparts (especially in science, business studies and technology) but by much less than is indicated by previous studies. The programme does not appear to have had adverse distributional consequences. Copyright Blackwell Publishing Ltd and the Department of Economics, University of Oxford 2007.

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Article provided by Department of Economics, University of Oxford in its journal Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics.

Volume (Year): 69 (2007)
Issue (Month): 4 (08)
Pages: 445-471

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  1. Ichiro Iwasaki & Péter Csizmadia & Mikl�s Illéssy & Csaba Mak� & Mikl�s Szanyi, 2012. "The Nested Variable Model of FDI Spillover Effects: Estimation Using Hungarian Panel Data," International Economic Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 26(4), pages 673-709, October.
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  3. J Taylor, 2007. "The impact of the specialist schools programme on exam results," Working Papers 582526, Lancaster University Management School, Economics Department.
  4. repec:lan:wpaper:1049 is not listed on IDEAS
  5. J Taylor & S Bradley & G Migali, 2009. "The distributional impact of increased school resources: the Specialist Schools Initiative and the Excellence in Cities Programme," Working Papers 602528, Lancaster University Management School, Economics Department.

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