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Dougherty, Shaun M. – Education Finance and Policy, 2018
Earlier work demonstrates that career and technical education (CTE) can provide long-term financial benefits to participants, yet few have explored potential academic impacts, with none in the era of high-stakes accountability. This paper investigates the causal impact of participating in a specialized high school-based CTE delivery system on high…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Human Capital, Evidence, Outcomes of Education
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Shirrell, Matthew – Education Finance and Policy, 2018
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 required states to set cutoffs to determine which schools were subject to accountability for their racial/ethnic subgroups. Using a regression discontinuity design and data from North Carolina, this study examines the effects of this policy on teacher turnover and attrition. Subgroup-specific accountability had…
Descriptors: Accountability, Faculty Mobility, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Anderson, Patricia M.; Butcher, Kristin F.; Schanzenbach, Diane Whitmore – Education Finance and Policy, 2017
This paper investigates how accountability pressures under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) may have affected students' rate of overweight. Schools facing pressure to improve academic outcomes may reallocate their efforts in ways that have unintended consequences for children's health. To examine the impact of school accountability, we create a unique…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Obesity, Accountability
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Ballou, Dale; Springer, Matthew G. – Education Finance and Policy, 2017
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has been criticized for encouraging schools to neglect students whose performance exceeds the proficiency threshold or lies so far below it that there is no reasonable prospect of closing the gap during the current year. We examine this hypothesis using longitudinal data from 2002-03 through 2005-06. Our…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Achievement Gains
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McEachin, Andrew; Atteberry, Allison – Education Finance and Policy, 2017
State and federal accountability policies are predicated on the ability to estimate valid and reliable measures of school impacts on student learning. The typical spring-to-spring testing window potentially conflates the amount of learning that occurs during the school year with learning that occurs during the summer. We use a unique dataset to…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Bias, Value Added Models, Accountability
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Ahn, Tom – Education Finance and Policy, 2017
Accountability systems are designed to introduce market pressures to increase efficiency in education. One potential channel by which this can occur is to match with effective teachers in the transfer market. I use a smooth maximum score estimator model, North Carolina data, and the state's bonus system to analyze how teachers and schools change…
Descriptors: Accountability, Teacher Effectiveness, Competition, Teacher Placement
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Steinberg, Matthew P.; Donaldson, Morgaen L. – Education Finance and Policy, 2016
In the past five years, teacher evaluation has become a preferred policy lever at the federal, state, and local levels. Revisions to teacher evaluation systems have made teachers individually accountable for student achievement to a greater extent than ever before. We describe and analyze the components, processes, and consequences embedded in new…
Descriptors: Accountability, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Policy, School Districts
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Chiang, Hanley; Lipscomb, Stephen; Gill, Brian – Education Finance and Policy, 2016
States across the country are developing systems for evaluating school principals on the basis of student achievement growth. A common approach is to hold principals accountable for the value added of their schools--that is, schools' contributions to student achievement growth. In theory, school value added can reflect not only principals'…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Principals, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Evaluation
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Kaikkonen, Darby – Education Finance and Policy, 2016
Performance-based funding (PBF) in higher education has grown in recent years as a means of institutional accountability and incentive for improving student success. Although most states have successfully implemented their respective systems, research on early funding models suggests a difficult fiscal environment can introduce tension between…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Higher Education, Accountability, Financial Problems
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Darolia, Rajeev – Education Finance and Policy, 2015
Student loan debt and defaults have been steadily rising, igniting public worry about the associated public and private risks. This has led to controversial regulatory attempts to curb defaults by holding colleges, particularly those in the for-profit sector, increasingly accountable for the student loan repayment behavior of their students. Such…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Loan Default, Student Loan Programs, Loan Repayment
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Chakrabarti, Rajashri – Education Finance and Policy, 2013
Florida's 1999 A-plus program was a consequential accountability program that embedded vouchers in an accountability regime. Under Florida rules, scores of students in several special education (ESE) and limited English proficient (LEP) categories were not included in the computation of school grades. One might expect these rules to induce F…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Vouchers, Testing, Special Education
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Polikoff, Morgan S.; Wrabel, Stephani L. – Education Finance and Policy, 2013
Debate over the design of state and federal accountability systems is an important ongoing issue for policy makers. As we move toward next-generation accountability through No Child Left Behind's (NCLB) waivers and reauthorization drafts, it is important to understand the implementation and effects of key elements of prior accountability systems.…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Federal Programs, Accountability, Federal Legislation
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Fuller, Sarah C.; Ladd, Helen F. – Education Finance and Policy, 2013
We use North Carolina data to explore whether the quality of teachers in the lower elementary grades (K-2) falls short of teacher quality in the upper grades (3-5) and to examine the hypothesis that school accountability pressures contribute to such quality shortfalls. Our concern with the early grades arises from recent studies highlighting how…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Accountability, Federal Legislation
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Brewer, Dominic J.; Killeen, Kieran M.; Welsh, Richard O. – Education Finance and Policy, 2013
This brief utilizes case study methodology to illustrate the role of governance in educational accountability systems. Most research on the effectiveness of such systems has focused on technical components, such as standards-setting, assessments, rewards and sanctions, and data collection and reporting. This brief seeks to demonstrate that this…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Governance, Accountability, School Administration
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Weiss, Michael J.; May, Henry – Education Finance and Policy, 2012
As test-based educational accountability has moved to the forefront of national and state education policy, so has the desire for better measures of school performance. No Child Left Behind's (NCLB) status and safe harbor measures have been criticized for being unfair and unreliable, respectively. In response to such criticism, in 2005 the federal…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Accountability, Performance Based Assessment, Federal Programs
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