Does Private Schooling Affect International Test Scores?
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Does Private Schooling Affect International Test Scores?

Evidence from a natural experiment in a new study.

Private schooling leads to better academic outcomes for students around the world. Using data from 63 countries, I find that a 1 percentage point increase in the private share of schooling enrollment is associated with a 1.4-point increase in math scores and a 1.1-point increase in reading scores after controlling for factors such as gross domestic product, population, and government expenditures.

Read the full study here at School Effectiveness and School Improvement.

Corey A. DeAngelis is the director of school choice at Reason Foundation.