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Does school-to-school collaboration promote school improvement? A study of the impact of school federations on student outcomes

Does school-to-school collaboration promote school improvement? A study of the impact of school federations on student outcomes
Does school-to-school collaboration promote school improvement? A study of the impact of school federations on student outcomes
This study adopted a quantitative methodology involving a matched sample of federated and non-federated schools and utilising multilevel modelling techniques to explore the impact of federations on student outcomes. The sample involves a total of 50 school districts and 264 schools. These are grouped into 122 federations; 264 comparator schools were selected to match these. The study has identified 6 broad and sometimes overlapping categories of federations. The findings suggest there is evidence of impact on overall performance, in that, while federation and comparator schools perform similarly at baseline, federation is positively related to performance in the years following federation. There is evidence to suggest that impact is strongest in performance federations. There is no relationship between federation and inspection judgements or differential impact on students from different socioeconomic settings. In conclusion, this article reflects on the findings to discuss the key implications for future research, policy, and practice.
federation, chain, governance, impact on student outcomes, school improvement
0924-3453
1-43
Chapman, Christopher
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Muijs, Daniel
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Chapman, Christopher
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Muijs, Daniel
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Chapman, Christopher and Muijs, Daniel (2013) Does school-to-school collaboration promote school improvement? A study of the impact of school federations on student outcomes. School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 1-43. (doi:10.1080/09243453.2013.840319).

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This study adopted a quantitative methodology involving a matched sample of federated and non-federated schools and utilising multilevel modelling techniques to explore the impact of federations on student outcomes. The sample involves a total of 50 school districts and 264 schools. These are grouped into 122 federations; 264 comparator schools were selected to match these. The study has identified 6 broad and sometimes overlapping categories of federations. The findings suggest there is evidence of impact on overall performance, in that, while federation and comparator schools perform similarly at baseline, federation is positively related to performance in the years following federation. There is evidence to suggest that impact is strongest in performance federations. There is no relationship between federation and inspection judgements or differential impact on students from different socioeconomic settings. In conclusion, this article reflects on the findings to discuss the key implications for future research, policy, and practice.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 29 October 2013
Keywords: federation, chain, governance, impact on student outcomes, school improvement
Organisations: Leadership School Improve &Effectiveness

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Local EPrints ID: 359481
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/359481
ISSN: 0924-3453
PURE UUID: c311d7a9-b42e-4460-b9f6-f801846c7186
ORCID for Daniel Muijs: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0131-8921

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Date deposited: 04 Nov 2013 15:05
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:33

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