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Título: Analysis of complementary methodologies for the estimation of school value added
Autor: Portela, Maria
Camanho, A. S.
Palavras-chave: Efficiency
Value added
Secondary schools
Data: 2010
Editora: Palgrave Macmillan
Citação: PORTELA, Maria; CAMANHO, A.S. - Analysis of complementary methodologies for the estimation of school value added. Journal of the Operational Research Society. ISSN: 1476-9360. Vol. 61, n.º 7 (2010) p. 1122-1132
Resumo: This paper analyses the value added (VA) of a sample of Portuguese schools using two methodologies: data envelopment analysis (DEA) and the methodology used presently by the UK Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). The VA estimates obtained by the two methods are substantially different. This reflects their different focus: DEA emphasizes on best-observed performance, whereas the DCSF method reveals average performance. The main advantage of the methodology used by the DCSF is its simplicity, although it confounds pupil effects with school effects in the estimation of school VA. In contrast, the DEA methodology can differentiate these effects, but the complexity may prevent its use in a systematic way. This paper shows that the two methods provide complementary information regarding the VA of schools, and their joint use can improve the understanding of the relative effectiveness of schools regarding the progress that pupils make between educational stages.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.14/3699
Versão do Editor: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jors/journal/v61/n7/abs/jors200985a.html
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