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ERIC Number: EJ1214548
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jun
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
The Rhode to Turnaround: The Impact of Waivers to No Child Left behind on School Performance
Dougherty, Shaun M.; Weiner, Jennie M.
Educational Policy, v33 n4 p555-586 Jun 2019
Using data from Rhode Island, and deploying a fuzzy regression-discontinuity design, this study capitalizes on a natural experiment in which schools, in accordance with the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waivers, were sorted into performance categories based on a continuous performance measure. The lowest performing schools were then mandated to implement interventions. We find that schools implementing fewer interventions perform no differently than comparable schools without such requirements. Additionally, schools just required to implement more interventions performed worse than comparable schools implementing fewer. Finally, we find differences in the probability of student mobility from lower performing schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Race to the Top; Every Student Succeeds Act 2015
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A