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Original article | International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2010, Vol. 1(1) 52-64

Measuring the Efficiency of Secondary Schools in Different Regions in Turkey Using Data Envelopment Analysis

İbrahim DEMİR, Özer DEPREN & Serpil KILIÇ

pp. 52 - 64   |  Manu. Number: ijrte.2010.005

Published online: January 01, 2010  |   Number of Views: 147  |  Number of Download: 468


Abstract

The low performance of Turkey in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) was a great disappointment. To investigate the likely causes for the low performance in mathematics, reading and science, this study measured the efficiency of secondary schools in different regions in Turkey. In this study, NUTS 1 (Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics) was used for the regions. The sampling data consisted of the students who participated in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2003 in Turkey. The efficient and inefficient schools in different regions in Turkey were determined by analyzing the sample data. Strategies for turning the inefficient schools into efficient were examined using output oriented CCR model. As a result of the study, it was found that 7 of the 48 schools (%14.56) were efficient. Also, it was found that the most efficient region in Turkey was Istanbul and the most efficient school types were science high schools and police colleges

Keywords: data envelopment analysis, education, performance of secondary schools, PISA


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
DEMIR, I., DEPREN, O. & KILIC, S. (2010). Measuring the Efficiency of Secondary Schools in Different Regions in Turkey Using Data Envelopment Analysis. International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 1(1), 52-64.

Harvard
DEMIR, I., DEPREN, O. and KILIC, S. (2010). Measuring the Efficiency of Secondary Schools in Different Regions in Turkey Using Data Envelopment Analysis. International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 1(1), pp. 52-64.

Chicago 16th edition
DEMIR, Ibrahim, Ozer DEPREN and Serpil KILIC (2010). "Measuring the Efficiency of Secondary Schools in Different Regions in Turkey Using Data Envelopment Analysis". International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 1 (1):52-64.