ERIC Number: EJ746484
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of School Reform on Student Performance: Evidence from the New York Network for School Renewal Project
Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Stiefel, Leanna; Kim, Dae Yeop
Journal of Human Resources, v39 n2 p500-522 Spr 2004
This paper evaluates the impact of the New York Networks for School Renewal Project, a whole school reform initiated by the Annenberg Foundation as part of a nationwide reform strategy. It uses data on students in randomly chosen control schools to estimate impacts on student achievement, using an intent-to-treat design. After controlling for student demographic, mobility, and school characteristics, the authors find positive impacts for students attending reform schools in the fourth Grade, mixed evidence for fifth Grade, and slight to no evidence for sixth Grade. On average, there is a small positive impact. The paper illustrates how relatively inexpensive administrative data can be used to evaluate education reforms.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, National Programs, Student Mobility, Institutional Characteristics, Intermediate Grades, Educational Change, Program Effectiveness, Change Strategies, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Intermediate Grades
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Identifiers - Location: New York