School infrastructure and resources do matter: analysis of the incidence of school resources on the performance of Latin American students

  title={School infrastructure and resources do matter: analysis of the incidence of school resources on the performance of Latin American students},
  author={F. Javier Murillo and Marcela Rom{\'a}n},
  journal={School Effectiveness and School Improvement},
  pages={29 - 50}
The purpose of this investigation is to determine the incidence of school infrastructure and resources and its impact on the academic performance of primary education students in Latin America. A 4-level multilevel model was applied to the data of the Second Regional Comparative and Explanatory Study (SERCE) conducted by UNESCO, which researched 180,000 students in the 3rd and 6th grades of primary education at 3,000 schools from 15 countries in Latin America. Results show that the availability… 

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