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Is Optimization an Opportunity? An Assessment of the Impact of Class Size and School Size on the Performance of Ukrainian Secondary Schools

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  • Tom Coupe

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    (Kyiv School of Economics, Kyiv Economic Institute)

  • Anna Olefir

    (World Bank)

  • Juan Diego Alonso

    (World Bank)

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Using a rich data set of almost the entire population of Ukrainian secondary schools, the authors estimatethe effect of school size and class size on the performance of secondary schools on Ukraine's External Independent Test. They find that larger schools tend to have somewhat better performance, both in terms of test scores and in terms of test participation. The size of this effect is relatively small, however, especially in rural areas for which the estimates are likely to be more clean estimates. Class size is found to be insignificant in most specifications and, if significant, of negligible size.

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Paper provided by Kyiv School of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 44.

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Keywords: Tertiary Education; Secondary Education; Teaching and Learning; Education For All; Primary Education;

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  1. World Bank, 2012. "In Search of Opportunities : How a More Mobile Workforce Can Propel Ukraine’s Prosperity (Vol. 1 of 2) : Summary Report," World Bank Other Operational Studies 12268, The World Bank.
  2. World Bank, 2012. "In Search of Opportunities : How a More Mobile Workforce Can Propel Ukraine’s Prosperity (Vol. 2 of 2) : Technical Report," World Bank Other Operational Studies 12287, The World Bank.

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