School effectiveness

Access to basic education is approaching universal levels in many developing countries, while learning outcomes remain typically low. The pivot from enrolment to learning requires greater attention to school quality beyond a traditional 'inputs' focus and towards an emphasis on outcomes and how efficiently and effectively school systems convert system-inputs into learning outcomes. Young Lives unique linked household and school data permit analyses which address child, home and school influences on learning progress and allow the identification of school quality in terms of 'value-added' to pupils' learning over time.

What’s new

Oxford Review of EducationSchool Quality Counts: Evidence from Developing Countries: special issue of Oxford Review of Education (vol 40, number 1) edited by Angela W. Little and Caine Rolleston



International Journal of Educational Development'Does Teaching Quality Matter? Students Learning Outcome Related to Teaching Quality in Public and Private Primary Schools in India', by Renu Singh and Sudipa Sarkar, International Journal of Educational Development 41: 153-163



Growing Up In Poverty_cover'How Much Difference Does School Make and For Whom? A Two-Country Study of the Impact of School Quality on Educational Attainment', by Sofya Krutikova, Caine Rolleston and Elisabetta Aurino, in: Growing Up In Poverty: Findings from Young Lives, edited by Michael Bourdillon and Jo Boyden, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

 WP133_learning gapsDo Schools Reinforce or Reduce Learning Gaps between Advantaged and Disadvantaged Students?: Evidence from Vietnam and Peru, by Paul Glewwe, Sofya Krutikova and Caine Rolleston, Young Lives Working Paper 133



UNESCO-GMR-2013Exploring the Effect of Educational Opportunity and Inequality on Learning Outcomes in Ethiopia, Peru, India, and Vietnam, by Caine Rolleston, Zoe James and Elisabetta Aurino, Background paper prepared for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2013/4 on Teaching and Learning: Achieving Quality for All, Paris: UNESCO

We need to end child poverty in order to break the cycle of poverty.