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Winters, Marcus A.; Haight, Robert C.; Swaim, Thomas T.; Pickering, Katarzyna A. – Economics of Education Review, 2013
We utilize information from a rich administrative panel dataset following the universe of test-taking public school students in Florida over a period of five years to estimate the relationship between same-gender teacher assignment and student achievement. We estimate how a student's achievement changes as he/she is assigned to teachers of…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Sex, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Clark, Damon; See, Edward – Economics of Education Review, 2011
Many of the policies that fall under the school accountability umbrella are designed to incentivize students. Prominent among these are high school exit exams, standardized tests that, in some states, students must pass to earn a high school diploma. Proponents of these tests argue that by incentivizing students, they induce them to work harder…
Descriptors: High School Students, Standardized Tests, Exit Examinations, Accountability