School performance in Australia: is there a role for quasi-markets?

Draca, M and Green, C and Bradley, S (2004) School performance in Australia: is there a role for quasi-markets? The Australian Economic Review, 37 (3). pp. 271-286. ISSN 0004-9018

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Abstract

Recent changes to the organisation of Australia's education system have raised the possibility of implementing wide-ranging market reforms. In this article we discuss the scope for introducing reforms similar to the United Kingdom's 'quasi-market' model. We discuss the role of school league tables in providing signals and incentives in a quasi-market. Specifically, we compare a range of unadjusted and model-based league tables of primary school performance in Queensland's public education system. These comparisons indicate that model-based tables which account for socio-economic status and student intake quality vary significantly from the unadjusted tables.

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Journal Article
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The Australian Economic Review
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08 Jan 2010 09:45
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Yes
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