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Does it Matter Which School a Student Attends?


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Successful education systems are able to guarantee that all students succeed at high levels. Across OECD countries, around 60% of the overall, country-level variation in student performance can be traced to differences in how well students who attend the same school can be expected to perform. About 40% of the variation in student performance in OECD countries is observed between schools; but among high-performing countries, differences in performance are generally smaller than those in the average OECD country.

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  • Oecd, 2013. "Does it Matter Which School a Student Attends?," PISA in Focus 27, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:eduddd:27-en

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