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"Does Attendance in Private Schools Predict Student Outcomes at Age 15? Evidence from a Longitudinal Study"

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As the debate on school-choice continues, a study published by the American Educational Research Association finds that although children with a history of private school enrollment perform better overall regarding academic, social, psychological, and attainment outcomes, when sociodemographic characteristics are weighed, there are no advantages of a private school education. Such characteristics include family income and background.

The longitudinal study conducted by University of Virginia researchers tracked a sample of over 1,000 children between kindergarten and 9th grade.

Vol. 37, Issue 37, Page 5

Published in Print: July 18, 2018, as Private Schools
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