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Testing the validity of value-added measures of educational progress with genetic data

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Value-added measures of educational progress have been used by education researchers and policy-makers to assess the performance of teachers and schools, contributing to performance-related pay and position in school league tables. They are designed to control for all underlying differences between pupils and should therefore provide unbiased measures of school and teacher influence on pupil progress, however, their effectiveness has been questioned. We exploit genetic data from a UK birth co...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1002/berj.3466

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
Oxford college:
St Peter's College
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Name:
Economic and Social Research Council
Grant:
ES/N000757/1
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Name:
Wellcome Trust
Grant:
102215/2/13/2
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Name:
Medical Research Council
Grant:
MC_UU_12013/9
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
British Educational Research Journal More from this journal
Volume:
44
Issue:
5
Pages:
725-747
Publication date:
2018-09-09
Acceptance date:
2018-07-10
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EISSN:
1469-3518
ISSN:
0141-1926
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pubs:921059
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uuid:070a7eba-321d-4371-a96e-e1ab9323ad04
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pubs:921059
Source identifiers:
921059
Deposit date:
2018-09-30

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