X-Efficiency and Effective Schools: A New Look at Old Theories

@article{Addonizio2009XEfficiencyAE,
  title={X-Efficiency and Effective Schools: A New Look at Old Theories},
  author={Michael F. Addonizio},
  journal={Journal of Education Finance},
  year={2009},
  volume={35},
  pages={1 - 25}
}
In response to demands for school accountability, states now devote much attention to distinguishing among effective and ineffective schools. These efforts, while varying considerably in rigor and sophistication, generally emphasize technical or allocative efficiency (e.g., the marginal productivity of measured inputs employed in various combinations) in schools and sometimes seek to estimate the "cost" of input bundles associated with successful schools. This approach, however, ignores the… CONTINUE READING

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