Efficiency Measurement of Educational Systems

 EFFICIENCY MEASUREMENT OF EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS

One-day workshop, organized by CORE and GIRSEF
CORE (Louvain-la-Neuve), January 9th, 2012
(9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.)

 

 

Context

The efficiency of the educational system is a central aspect of significant debates between teachers, school managers, parents and policy makers. Lots of databases on school attainment are available for many countries over the world, sometimes with extremely rich informations at the student, school or teacher level. Nevertheless, to exploit this plethora of informations new modeling strategies are also needed. The goal of this workshop is to join the expertise from econometricians and psychometricians in that matter. Although the two communities traditionally have separate goals (economists being rather focused on the conditions for estimating causal effects in observational designs, and psychologists rather focused on the quality of theoretical constructs' measurement), they both relate to common statistical concepts (multilevel data, mixed models, value-added, effectiveness, ...) on which this workshop will focus. 


Program

MORNING SESSION (Chair: Michel Mouchart, UCL-ISBA)

09:00 Introduction by Sébastien Van Bellegem (UCL-CORE)
09:15 Xavier Dumay (UCL-GIRSEF)
Stability over time of different methods of estimating school performance
10:00 Ernesto San Martin (Pontifica Unversidad Catolica de Chile)
School system evaluation by value-added analysis under endogeneity
10:45
Coffee break
11:15 Jean-Pierre Verhaeghe (Ghent University & KUL-PPW)
Group composition effects: school effects or selection effects? Some methodological issues
12:00 Discussant : Sébastien Van Bellegem (UCL-CORE)
12:30

Lunch @ CORE
 

AFTERNOON SESSION (Chair: Henry Tulkens, UCL-CORE)

14:00 Marijn Verschelde (Ghent University)
Estimating and explaining efficiency in a multilevel setting: A robust two-stage approach
14:45 Amine Ouazad, INSEAD
Using compulsory mobility to identify heterogeneous school quality and peer effects
15:30
Coffee break
16:00 Erwin Ooghe, KUL-CES
School accountability: (how) can we reward schools and avoid cream-skimming?
16:45 Discussant : Jean Hindriks (UCL-CORE)

 

Scientific Organizer

Xavier DUMAY (UCL-GIRSEF)
Sébastien VAN BELLEGEM (UCL-CORE)
 

Location of the meeting

CORE (Room b_135)
34 voie du Roman Pays
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

How to get to CORE
 

Registration & Contact

If you plan to attend this one-day workshop, please send an email to register before December 21 to:

Phone: +32 10 474315

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