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Education, Justice, and Democracy$
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Rob Reich and Danielle Allen

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226012629

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226012933.001.0001

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The Challenges of Measuring School Quality

The Challenges of Measuring School Quality

Implications for Educational Equity

(p.19) Chapter 1 The Challenges of Measuring School Quality
Education, Justice, and Democracy

Helen Ladd

Susanna Loeb

University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines the complex challenges of identifying and measuring what a quality education might be. It considers three proxies for quality education—school resources, internal processes and practices of schooling, and student outcomes—and then evaluates them against various normative conceptualizations of equal quality schooling.

Keywords:   education quality, school resources, schooling, student outcomes

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