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A new International Database on Education Quality: 1965-2010

  • Nadir Altinok

    (IREDU - Institut de recherche sur l'éducation : Sociologie et Economie de l'Education - CNRS : FRE3497 - Université de Bourgogne, BETA - Bureau d'économie théorique et appliquée - CNRS : UMR7522 - Université de Strasbourg - Université Nancy II)

  • Claude Diebolt

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    (BETA - Bureau d'économie théorique et appliquée - CNRS : UMR7522 - Université de Strasbourg - Université Nancy II)

  • Jean-Luc De Meulemeester

    (Dulbéa - Département d'économie appliquée de l'université libre de Bruxelles - Université Libre de Bruxelles)

The aim of this paper is to propose a new database allowing a comparative evaluation of the relative performance of schooling systems around the world. We measure this performance through pupils achievement in standardized tests. We merge all existing regional and international student achievement tests by using a specific methodology. Compared to other existing databases, our approach innovates on several ways, especially by including regional student achievement tests and intertemporal comparable indicators. We provide a dataset of indicators of quality of student achievement (IQSA) for 103 countries/areas in primary education and 111 countries/areas in secondary education between 1965 and 2010

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