Using data to improve education outcomes in NZ
Our Chief Economist Dr Eric Crampton talks to Newstalk ZB's Kate Hawkesby about findings from our latest research, Tomorrow's Schools: Data and Evidence, and the importance of comprehensive, evidence-based research when it comes to looking at school performance.
The Initiative has developed a school performance tool with the primary purpose of evaluating the relative effectiveness of every secondary school in New Zealand. What separates this tool from other current methods of school evaluation is its ability to separate the contribution of family background form the contribution of the school. This allows the tool to objectively compare every secondary school in New Zealand fairly and robustly - something that has been impossible in New Zealand until now.
Listen to the full interview below: