Seminar by Le Quang Chien (December 16)
Let me inform you of the following research seminar.
Date: December 16 (Friday),2022
Venue: 11th Floor, Bldg.No.2 Meeting Room B & ZOOM (HyFlex)
Speaker: Le Quang Chien (GRIPS)
Organizer: Takuya Hasebe
Title: The Gifted left behind: Effect of attending high school for the Gifted- A Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Vietnam
Gifted children and gifted education receive much attention in education systems around the world. This study estimates the impact of attending a gifted high school using administrative data from Vietnam, where gifted school students are selected based on entrance exam scores. To measure the impact of gifted high school attendance on students’ academic achievement, we use a regression discontinuity design to compare the academic achievement of students just above and just below the admission cutoff. The results show that for students in social science classes at a gifted high school, attending a gifted high school reduces the probability of choosing science tracks on the college entrance exam. For students in science classes (those taking exams on the same set of subjects), we find that attending a gifted high school reduces the average score on tests in science track subjects. Our follow-up survey indicate that insufficient teacher attention and a decline in utilizing extra tutoring services afford a partial explanation of the findings.
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