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dc.contributor.authorAndrabi, Tahir
dc.contributor.authorDas, Jishnu
dc.contributor.authorKhwaja, Asim Ijaz
dc.contributor.authorZajonc, Tristan
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-16T19:21:11Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationAndrabi, Tahir, Jishnu Das, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, and Tristan Zajonc. 2009. Do value-added estimates add value? Accounting for learning dynamics. HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP09-034, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4435671
dc.description.abstractEvaluations of educational programs commonly assume that what children learn persists over time. The authors compare learning in Pakistani public and private schools using dynamic panel methods that account for three key empirical challenges to widely used value-added models: imperfect persistence, unobserved student heterogeneity, and measurement error. Their estimates suggest that only a fifth to a half of learning persists between grades and that private schools increase average achievement by 0.25 standard deviations each year. In contrast, estimates from commonly used value-added models significantly understate the impact of private schools' on student achievement and/or overstate persistence. These results have implications for program evaluation and value-added accountability system design.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://web.hks.harvard.edu/publications/workingpapers/citation.aspx?PubId=6872en_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectSUP - Social & Urban Policyen_US
dc.subjectEducationen_US
dc.subjectPrimary Educationen_US
dc.subjectInequalityen_US
dc.subjectPakistan
dc.subjectDEV - International Development
dc.titleDo Value-Added Estimates Add Value? Accounting for Learning Dynamicsen_US
dc.typeResearch Paper or Reporten_US
dc.description.versionAuthor's Originalen_US
dc.relation.journalHKS Faculty Research Working Paper Seriesen_US
dash.depositing.authorKhwaja, Asim Ijaz
dc.date.available2010-09-16T19:21:11Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1257/app.3.3.29
dash.contributor.affiliatedZajonc, Tristan
dash.contributor.affiliatedKhwaja, Asim


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