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Zhang, Liang – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
In this study, I used American Community Survey (ACS) 2005-2015 data to examine the enrollment effect of the Post-9/11 GI Bill; the analysis resulted in three main findings: First, although the New GI Bill has increased overall college enrollment by about 3 percentage points on average, the effect was much larger immediately after the bill's…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Surveys, Enrollment Trends, Access to Education
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Darolia, Rajeev; Harper, Casandra – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
A prominent concern is that college students are harming their long-term economic prospects by making student loan decisions without full information about the implications of their choices. We designed an experiment to examine students' responses to a debt letter, an increasingly popular strategy to provide easily accessible information about…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Financial Aid, Debt (Financial), Decision Making
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Cunha, Jesse M.; Miller, Trey; Weisburst, Emily – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
We study GO Centers, a college information program that is run by student peers and provides information about all aspects of the college-going process to academically prepared students on the margin of attending college. We use the semi-random rollout of the program along with detailed panel data on the universe of Texas public school students to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Information Dissemination, College Attendance
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Boatman, Angela; Long, Bridget Terry – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
We examine the impact of remedial and developmental courses on college students with varying levels of academic preparedness, thus focusing on a wider range of students than previous studies. Using a regression discontinuity design, we provide causal estimates of the effects of placement in different levels of remedial courses on short-,…
Descriptors: Remedial Programs, Developmental Programs, College Students, Regression (Statistics)
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Kramer, Dennis A., II; Holcomb, Michael R.; Kelchen, Robert – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
The growth of the public discourse on college completion and student debt has pushed policymakers and institutional leaders to implement a variety of policies aimed at incentivizing student completion. This article examines state-adopted excess credit hour (ECH) policies on student completion and median debt outcomes. Using a quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Credits, School Policy, Educational Policy
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Egalite, Anna J.; Kisida, Brian – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
Using student survey data from six U.S. school districts, we estimate how assignment to a demographically similar teacher affects student reports of personal effort, happiness in class, feeling cared for and motivated by their teacher, the quality of student-teacher communication, and college aspirations. Relying on a classroom fixed-effects…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, School Districts, Teacher Student Relationship
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Liebowitz, David D. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
In the early 1990s, the Supreme Court established standards to facilitate the release of school districts from racial desegregation orders. Over the next two decades, federal courts declared almost half of all districts under court order in 1991 to be "unitary"--that is, to have met their obligations to eliminate dual systems of…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, School Districts, Desegregation Litigation, Federal Courts
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Atteberry, Allison; Loeb, Susanna; Wyckoff, James – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2017
Educators raise concerns about what happens to students when they are exposed to new or new-to-school teachers. However, even when teachers remain in the same school they can switch roles by moving grades and/or subjects. We use panel data from New York City to compare four ways in which teachers are new to assignment: new to teaching, new to…
Descriptors: Teacher Placement, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Urban Schools
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Adnot, Melinda; Dee, Thomas; Katz, Veronica; Wyckoff, James – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2017
In practice, teacher turnover appears to have negative effects on school quality as measured by student performance. However, some simulations suggest that turnover can instead have large positive effects under a policy regime in which low-performing teachers can be accurately identified and replaced with more effective teachers. This study…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Labor Turnover, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Effectiveness
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Jacob, Brian; Dynarski, Susan; Frank, Kenneth; Schneider, Barbara – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2017
This article examines the impacts of the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC), a statewide college-preparatory curriculum that applies to the high school graduating class of 2011 and later. Our analyses suggest that the higher expectations embodied in the MMC had slight impact on student outcomes. Looking at student performance in the ACT, the only…
Descriptors: Expectation, College Preparation, High School Graduates, Graduation Requirements
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Schueler, Beth E.; Goodman, Joshua S.; Deming, David J. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2017
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires states to identify and turn around struggling schools, with federal school improvement money required to fund evidence-based policies. Most research on turnarounds has focused on individual schools, whereas studies of district-wide turnarounds have come from relatively exceptional settings and…
Descriptors: State Action, State Programs, School Turnaround, School Districts
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Mavrogordato, Madeline; White, Rachel S. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2017
As state and federal policymakers continue to adopt more centralized policies, it is increasingly important to understand how policies, particularly those designed to enhance education for underserved students, are implemented locally. We employ a mixed-methods sequential explanatory design to investigate the implementation of one policy, that…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Classification, Policy Analysis, Program Implementation
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Allensworth, Elaine M.; Moore, Paul T.; Sartain, Lauren; de la Torre, Marisa – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2017
Policymakers are implementing reforms with the assumption that students do better when attending high-achieving schools. In this article, we use longitudinal data from Chicago Public Schools to test that assumption. We find that the effects of attending a higher performing school depend on the school's performance level. At elite public schools…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Academic Achievement, High Achievement, High Schools
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Castleman, Benjamin L.; Page, Lindsay C. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2017
Research increasingly points to the importance of parental engagement in children's education. Yet, little research has investigated whether prompting parents to be more involved in college processes improves student outcomes. We investigate experimentally whether providing both students and their parents with personalized outreach about tasks…
Descriptors: Parent Influence, Postsecondary Education, Decision Making, Telecommunications
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Sohn, Hosung; Rubenstein, Ross; Murchie, Judson; Bifulco, Robert – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2017
We find evidence of enrollment increases in both Syracuse and Buffalo following the announcement of a placed-based scholarship program, Say Yes to Education. While the Syracuse increases were accompanied by enrollment declines in surrounding suburban districts, the Buffalo increases coincided with declines in private school enrollments. Buffalo…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Scholarships, Urban Renewal, Enrollment Rate
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