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ERIC Number: EJ1024229
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3737
Contexts Matter: Selection in Means-Tested School Voucher Programs
Hart, Cassandra M. D.
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, v36 n2 p186-206 Jun 2014
This study examines public school characteristics, and public and private school market characteristics, associated with participation among elementary-aged students in a means-tested school voucher program in Florida. Participants are more likely than eligible nonparticipants to come from disadvantaged public schools on multiple dimensions. On average, participants' public schools have lower aggregate student achievement, and higher rates of disciplinary incidents. Participants' schools receive less positive ratings on various measures from principals and teachers. Participants face more competitive private school markets, and less competitive public school markets, than do nonparticipants. When these factors are considered together, the mean achievement and disciplinary incident rate of students' own public schools, as well as public and private school market variables, independently predict voucher use.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida