Is Pupil Attainment Higher in Well-Managed Schools?

35 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2018

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Alex Bryson

UCL ; National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)

Lucy Stokes

National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)

David Wilkinson

National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)

Abstract

Linking the Workplace Employment Relations Surveys 2004 and 2011 to administrative data on pupil attainment in England we examine whether secondary and primary schools who deploy more intensive human resource management (HRM) practices have higher pupil attainment. We find intensive use of HRM practices is positively and significantly correlated with higher labour productivity and quality of provision, and with better financial performance, most notably in primary schools, but it is not associated with higher pupil attainment as indicated by assessment scores at Key Stage 2, Key Stage 4 and value-added measures based on assessments at these points.

Keywords: school performance, pupil attainment, value-added, human resource management

JEL Classification: I21

Suggested Citation

Bryson, Alex and Stokes, Lucy and Wilkinson, David, Is Pupil Attainment Higher in Well-Managed Schools?. IZA Discussion Paper No. 11969, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3301724

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Lucy Stokes

National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)

David Wilkinson

National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)

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Smith Square
London, SW1P 3HE
United Kingdom

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