Factors associated with private-public school performance: Analysis of TALIS-PISA link data
Marcos Delprato, Centre for International Education, United Kingdom ; Amita Chudgar, College of Education, United States
International Journal of Educational Development Volume 61, Number 1, ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
We use measures of competitive pressure, administrative autonomy and staffing practices to explain the private-public performance difference in Australia, Portugal and Spain using the TALIS-PISA dataset. We employ OLS regression and counterfactual decomposition analysis on matched sub-samples. These school factors do not explain the overall private-public performance gap in the three countries except at the higher-end of the distribution. In other words, these factors appear to benefit only the high-performers in private schools in Australia and Spain. The results point to the potential limits of adopting private school practices for improving learning across the performance distribution especially for low-performing students.
Delprato, M. & Chudgar, A. (2018). Factors associated with private-public school performance: Analysis of TALIS-PISA link data. International Journal of Educational Development, 61(1), 155-172. Elsevier Ltd.