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14 December 2017

On behalf of the School of Economics & Finance and QuBE you are cordially invited to attend an upcoming seminar where Dr Matteo Sandi will present on "Autonomous Schools and Strategic Pupil Exclusion".

Everyone is welcome to attend. 

For more information please see: here

 

Abstract:

This paper studies whether pupil performance gains achieved by autonomous schools – specifically academy schools in England – can be attributed to strategic exclusion of poorly performing pupils. In England there have been two phases of academy school introduction, the first in the 2000s being a school improvement programme for schools serving disadvantaged pupil populations, the second a mass academisation programme in the 2010s which by contrast enabled better performing schools to become academies. Overall, on average across both programmes, exclusion rates are higher in academy schools. When the two programmes are considered separately, only the earlier programme featured a higher incidence of permanent exclusions. However, on the basis of a number of simulated counterfactual experiments based on the statistical estimates it seems that rather than being used as a strategic means of manipulation to boost measured school performance, the higher rate of exclusion is instead a feature of the rigorously enforced discipline procedures that the pre- 2010 academies adopted.

Date
14 December 2017
Time
11:00am to 12:30pm
Location
Gardens Point Campus, Z Block, Level 8
Room
GP - Z808
Cost
Free to attend
Organisation
QUT
Info
Tony Beatton
Phone
07 3138 4793
Email
t.beatton@qut.edu.au
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