The English Baccalaureate: how not to measure school performance

Taylor, J (2011) The English Baccalaureate: how not to measure school performance. Working Paper. The Department of Economics, Lancaster University.

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Abstract

This paper challenges the view held by the UK Government that the introduction of the English Baccalaureate will lead to an improvement in educational outcomes in secondary education. Evidence is presented to show that this new qualification is biased against disadvantaged pupils from low-income families, pupils with special needs, and pupils who have little inclination to study a foreign language. Furthermore, the English Baccalaureate is deeply flawed when used as a school performance indicator and should not be included in the School Performance Tables.

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Monograph (Working Paper)
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/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/aacsb/disciplinebasedresearch
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Deposited On:
11 Jul 2011 21:30
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09 Jul 2020 01:22