Decomposing school and school-type efficiency

Silva Portela, Maria C.A. and Thanassoulis, Emmanuel Decomposing school and school-type efficiency. European Journal of Operational Research, 132 (2), pp. 357-373.


This paper puts forward a Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) approach to decomposing a pupil's under-attainment at school. Under-attainment is attributed to the pupil, the school and the type of funding regime under which the school operates. A pupil-level analysis is used firstly on a within school and secondly on a between school basis, grouping schools by type such as state-funded, independent and so on. Overall measures of each pupil's efficiency are thus disentangled into pupil, school and school-type efficiencies. This approach provides schools with a set of efficiency measures, each one conveying different information. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V.

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Divisions: Aston Business School > Operations & information management
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Uncontrolled Keywords: data envelopment analysis,decomposition of efficiency,education,performance measurement,school efficiency,pupil efficiency,Information Systems and Management,Management Science and Operations Research,Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty,Applied Mathematics,Modelling and Simulation,Transportation


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