ERIC Number: EJ1137247
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 84
Is There a Magnet-School Effect? A Multisite Study of MSAP-Funded Magnet Schools
Wang, Jia; Schweig, Jonathan D.; Herman, Joan L.
Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, v22 n2 p77-99 2017
Magnet schools are one of the largest sectors of choice schools in the United States. In this study, we explored the heterogeneity in magnet-school effects on student achievement by examining 24 magnet schools, funded under the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP), in 5 school districts across 4 states. The magnet effects were synthesized across schools with a multilevel variance-known analysis, using the school-level effects estimated with a propensity score matched regression approach. Results indicated significant variation in magnet effects on student outcomes, with some magnet schools showing positive effects, and others showing negative effects. This variation can be explained by program implementation and magnet support.
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, School Choice, School Districts, Multivariate Analysis, Regression (Statistics), Probability, Scores, Outcomes of Education, Program Implementation, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Racial Differences, African American Students, Low Income Students, Reliability, Educational Indicators, Quasiexperimental Design
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