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Program_Evaluation - Program Evaluation What is it? The...

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Program Evaluation
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What is it? The systematic assessment of value To use analysis and quantitative methods or tools to determine the impact of a policy or program.
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The Treatment Effect The causal impact of a program or policy is called the treatment. Ideally, you want a treatment group and a counterfactual (what would have occurred to the same actors under an alternate circumstance.
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Does Investing Money in Public Education Produce Better Outcomes? We spend more today than we ever did on public education and have worse outcomes! Most studies of aggregate level state data and school district data says no. If money is the treatment, is it working? How can we tell?
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The Selection Effect A selection bias occurs when the participants in some treatment are significantly different in some important respect than the nonparticipants to whom they are compared. This is a huge problem in education on many levels: public vs private, magnet vs traditional vs charter, etc. Any nonrandom assignment of students to the treatment group can be subject to a
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East Baton Rouge Parish Over Time Can I look at the parish data on spending and student achievement over time and argue that spending is not producing results?
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Distinguishing Causation from Correlation Correlated-movement in one variable is associated with movement in another. Causality-change in one brings about a
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course POLI SCI 2070 taught by Professor Davis during the Fall '11 term at LSU.

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