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For richer, for poorer? Can lessons learnt from wealthy schools be applied to help poor schools deliver better results? For richer, for poorer? Can lessons learnt from wealthy schools be applied to help poor schools deliver better results? HOT

The findings presented here are taken from a working paper by Debra Shepherd, based on the 2005/06 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) dataset which tested learners across 45 international education systems.In South Africa, 14125 Grade 5 students from 385 schools were sampled. The survey recorded learner reading test scores, and also captured extensive data on learners and their family background, teacher level and school-specific information. The original paper can be found athttp://www.ekon.sun.ac.za/wpapers/2011/wp052011

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Version 2011
Category Policy Briefs
Author Shepard, D.