ERIC Number: EJ1169320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Open Enrollment, Competition, and Student Performance
Babington, Michael; Welsch, David M.
Journal of Education Finance, v42 n4 p414-434 Spr 2017
Many papers have now examined the competitive effects of charter and voucher programs; relatively less attention has been paid to the potential competitive effects of other school choice programs. Our paper attempts to continue to fill this void, by examining the potential competitive effects of transfers within a statewide open enrollment program in Minnesota. We utilize a unique panel dataset and employ fixed effects techniques. Estimations provide some evidence that districts are responding to increased transfers out of their district by increasing student outcomes. Specifically, we find evidence that transfers out of a school district increase reading test scores in the subsequent year; this effect is statistically significant, but small in magnitude.
Descriptors: School Choice, Open Enrollment, Competition, Transfer Students, School Districts, Scores, Reading Tests, Reading Achievement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
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