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Setting Achievement Targets for School Children

  • Emmanuel Thanssoulis
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    This paper develops an approach for setting performance targets for school children. At the centre of the approach is data envelopment analysis (DEA), which is used to identify benchmark puplis who achieve the best observed performance, after allowing for contextual factors. The achievements of these pupils form the basis of the targets estimated. The procedure developed also identifies benchmark pupils who would be especially suitable as role models for raising the attainment of each weaker pupil. The method can be used across a number of schools, within a school, or even a class, provided there are sufficient pupils. The method can be used to set targets on single or multiple outcome variables.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Education Economics.

    Volume (Year): 7 (1999)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 101-119

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:edecon:v:7:y:1999:i:2:p:101-119
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