Altering the bias in differential school effectiveness using data envelopment analysis
UNSPECIFIED. (1996) Altering the bias in differential school effectiveness using data envelopment analysis. JOURNAL OF THE OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY, 47 (7). pp. 882-894. ISSN 0160-5682Full text not available from this repository.
There is evidence that many schools are differentially effective in that they promote with different effectiveness the academic attainments of different groups of pupils, divided by such characteristics as prior academic attainments, socio-economic background and so on. Awareness of the extent and direction of a school's differential effectiveness is important. Measures of overall performance of a differentially effective school can be misleading and targets seeking to improve the overall performance of such a school may not address its underlying inadequacies in raising the attainments of specific groups of pupils. This paper develops a data envelopment analysis based method for setting targets for differentially effective schools to enable them to alter the bias of their differential effectiveness. The method also identifies role model schools which a differentially effective school can emulate in seeking to redress the imbalances in its effectiveness.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF THE OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY|
|Official Date:||July 1996|
|Number of Pages:||13|
|Page Range:||pp. 882-894|
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