The cost of regulation in education: do school inspections improve school quality?
Improving the quality of state-funded secondary school education has become a major policy aim in the UK. One of the means by which state-provided education in the UK is now regulated is through the system of inspections carried out by the Office of Standards in Education (Ofsted), set up in 1992. The research reported in this paper investigates, empirically, the direct effect of the Ofsted regulatory system on the observed exam performance of the secondary schools inspected. It is found that there exists a small but significant negative effect associated with the Ofsted inspection event. In any policy evaluation of the Ofsted regulatory framework, this extra cost associated with Ofsted inspections should be taken into account.
|Date of creation:||2000|
|Date of revision:||Mar 2001|
|Publication status:||Published in Economics of Education Review, April 2004. Vol. 23, Issue 2, pages 143-151. [ doi:10.1016/S0272-7757(03)00081-5 ]|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Department of Economics, University of Keele, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG - United Kingdom|
Phone: +44 (0)1782 584581
Fax: +44 (0)1782 717577
Web page: http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/ec/cer/
More information through EDIRC
|Order Information:|| Postal: Department of Economics, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG - United Kingdom|
Web: http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/ec/cer/pubs_kerps.htm Email:
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:kee:keeldp:2000/09. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Martin E. Diedrich)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.