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ERIC Number: EJ1050961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3737
The Maine Question: How Is 4-Year College Enrollment Affected by Mandatory College Entrance Exams?
Hurwitz, Michael; Smith, Jonathan; Niu, Sunny; Howell, Jessica
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, v37 n1 p138-159 Mar 2015
We use a difference-in-differences analytic approach to estimate postsecondary consequences from Maine's mandate that all public school juniors take the SAT®. We find that, overall, the policy increased 4-year college-going rates by 2- to 3-percentage points and that 4-year college-going rates among induced students increased by 10-percentage points.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maine
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)