Domestic Public Policy

Accountability and School Institutions in Cross-Country Perspective

Grant Year: 2016


Eric Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann will examine whether key institutional features of school systems, such as accountability measures, teacher assessments, and school financing, can improve educational outcomes. They will build a panel set of cross-national student achievement data drawn from the Program for International Student Assessment and then develop corresponding data on institutional features of national school systems. They will use these data to begin testing hypotheses about how differing institutional arrangements are associated with varying levels of educational performance. The project’s findings will appear in a series of reports, papers, and briefings.