Lottery project on VO-Schools in Amsterdam

Start date: 01 januari 2009

Nienke Ruijs, Inge de Wolf, Hessel Oosterbeek


direct/short term policy relevant


Using lottery data on admission to college (voortgezet onderwijs) in Amsterdam We will investigate the differences in school quality between colleges in Amsterdam by examining the effect of winning a lottery on student outcomes. More systematically, this study will include the following parts

a) finding out whether the lottery have been conducted fairly

b) examining whether winning a lottery has an impact on school success

c) investigating whether winning a lottery has an impact on kind of school the students up end at.

d) by choosing specific sub samples finding out if winning a lottery differs for different kinds of schools.

e) Comparing results to validate the judgments of the inspectorate

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