Johnston, Ron, Wilson, Deborah, & Burgess, Simon
Ethnic segregation and Educational Performance at Secondary School in Bradford and Leicester
University of Bristol
The relationship between performance and various student and school characteristics in Bradford and Leicester.
Journal Name or Institutional Affiliation:
Environment and Planning
Vol. 39, pp. 609-629
- There is a correlation between school ethnic composition and performance in Bradford but not in Leicester.
- The differences between the two cities are important indicators that no general conclusions should be drawn regarding the posited link between educational outcomes, ethnic background, and school composition.
- Nevertheless, it is clear that, in certain circumstances, a school's ethnic composition is significantly associated with students' test-score outcomes.
Journal Article Empirical Research
Academic Achievement, Ethnicity, Segregation
Secondary Survey Data
Method of Analysis:
Bradford and Leicester
Unit of Analysis:
- Pupil-level and school-level data from the Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC) in England. This is a key administrative dataset recently released by the Department for Education and Skills.
- Analyze the results for the cohort who took GCSEs in 2002 and KS3 in 2000.
- Some of the variables included are: gender, special educational needs, English as a second language, ethnicity, free-school meals entitlement, school gender, school religious denomination, school funding, school size, school ethnic composition.
- DV: Standardized Achievement Test scores
- IV: Student level: gender, special needs, ESL, free school meals entitlement, ethnicity; school level: school gender (i.e., mixed, boys, girls), school religious denomination, school funding, school size, school ethnic composition