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ERIC Number: EJ1128644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1570-0763
Missing the Boat--Impact of Just Missing Identification as a High-Performing School
Weiner, Jennie; Donaldson, Morgaen; Dougherty, Shaun M.
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v16 n1 p80-105 2017
This study capitalizes on the performance identification system under the No Child Left Behind waivers to estimate the school-level impact of just missing formal state recognition as a high-performing school. Using a fuzzy regression-discontinuity design and data from the early years of waiver implementation in Rhode Island, we find that, when schools that just missed achieving status as a high-performing school (i.e., leading) were located in districts with a large proportion of schools achieving this status, they performed better in subsequent years. Alternatively, when similar schools were in districts with few leading schools, we find no effects.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
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