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ERIC Number: EJ1018902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
The Efficacy of Private Sector Providers in Improving Public Educational Outcomes
Heinrich, Carolyn J.; Nisar, Hiren
American Educational Research Journal, v50 n5 p856-894 Oct 2013
School districts required under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) to provide supplemental educational services (SES) to students in schools that are not making adequate yearly progress rely heavily on the private sector to offer choice in services. If the market does not drive out ineffective providers, students may not gain through SES participation. We estimate SES provider effects on students' math and reading achievement in an urban school district that accounts for a significant share of participating students. We expect this research to inform education policy on the viability of policy interventions employing a private market model to improve public sector outcomes, including the reauthorization of Title I and district tutoring interventions under NCLB and after federal waivers from NCLB.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A100995