ERIC Number: EJ1166739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Educating Bright Students in Urban Schools
Cortes, Kalena E.; Moussab, Wael S.; Weinstein, Jeffrey M.
Economics of Education Review, v37 p286-297 Dec 2013
Our study analyzes the impact of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, a college-preparatory educational program designed for higher-achieving students, on high school academic achievement in Chicago Public Schools. We exploit exogenous variation in the offering of the program across schools over time with a difference-in-differences framework. We estimate a positive effect of the program on the probability of obtaining a B average or better in coursework, with most of the effect accruing to performance in mathematics. Most importantly, the program led to a decrease in the likelihood of high school dropout and an increase in the probability of high school graduation.
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Advanced Placement Programs, College Preparation, High Achievement, High School Students, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Mathematics Achievement, Dropout Prevention, Graduation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)
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IES Cited: ED573021