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School Accountability and Student Performance Eric A Hanushek and Margaret E Raymond Overview : introduction of standardized test programs have been controversial in terms of their effectiveness. Evidence has shown that these tests have powerful economic effects, accountability policies lead to higher levels of achievement. Finally, however despite positive effects overall they are not effective at closing the black-white achievement gap. Paper summarizes three things o Performance on typical state accountability standardized tests is tied directly to economic effects o Accountability policies in general lead to higher levels of achievement, though the magnitudes of the effects are influenced by the design of the policy o Despite positive overall effects, recent work shows that these policy instruments are not effective in repairing existing disparities in performance by race The Importance of School Quality o Quality relates to real differences in earnings and attainment o Data shows that a 1 standard deviation increase in math
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2009 for the course PAM 2300 taught by Professor Avery,r. during the Fall '06 term at Cornell.

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