Thursday, August 05, 2010

practice makes perfect

In an interesting new NBER working paper (here, but gated, I can't find an ungated version), Victor Lavy present evidence that increased instructional time raises standardized test scores, especially in developed countries, and "countries that implemented school accountability measures, and in countries that give schools autonomy in hiring and firing teachers."

As Lavy points out, more hours in the classroom is a goal of our current administrattion's educational policy.

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