ECON 158: Homework Assignment 1: Answer Key
April 1, 2016
The answers are in bold, at the end of each question.
Question 1
Consider the following data for the average test score (Test) and average class size (Size) in 3 California school
districts. This i

ECON 158: Homework Assignment 3
Due Thursday 28th April before class
Overview
In Lectures 1 and 2 after the econometrics test we talked about human capital theory (HCT), the model that
economists use to explain why some people get more education than othe

ECO 158: Econometrics Test - Answer Key
Answers in bold after each question.
Instructions
There are a 5 questions worth 8 points each (for a total of 40 points)
Each question consists of 4 subquestions numbered (a)-(d), worth 2 points each
You have 1 h

ECO 158: Midterm - Answer Key
Anwers in bold.
Instructions
Question 1
W age = a + bY earsSchool + cExperience
(a)
b
We would say that an additional year of schooling
is associated with a b-unit increase in wages, holding experience constant.
(b)
b
No. Som

ECO 158: Homework 6
Spring 2016
Question 1: Teach for America
Read the article on the TFA program posted to the course website.
(a) Based on this article and the discussion about TFA in class, describe two possible advantages and two possible disadvantage

ECO 158: Sample Midterm - Answer Key
Answers in bold.
Instructions
There are a 5 questions worth 8 points each (for a total of 40 points)
Each question consists of 4 subquestions numbered (a)-(d), worth 2 points each
You have 1 hour and 20 minutes to c

ECON 158: Homework Assignment 3 - Answer Key
Due Thursday 28th April before class
Answers in bold at the end of each question.
Overview
In Lectures 1 and 2 after the econometrics test we talked about human capital theory (HCT), the model that
economists u

1
Divided We Fail
History of desegregation attempts
1947 Mendez v. Westminster School District
Proposition 1 (1979)
subsequent rulings by Supreme Court
effects of voluntary segregation
Data
Part I
Summary: Southern California school systems are heavil

Race, Monogamy, and other Lies They Told You
1. What is a myth? Why do myths matter?
2. What is the usual assumption about the relationship between nature and culture? What is
meant by naturenurtural?
3. What factors influence the development of schemata

ECON 158: Homework Assignment 2: Answer Key
October 5, 2016
Answers in bold at the end of each question.
Question 1
In question 3 of homework 1 you estimated the line of best fit (LOBF) between average test score and average class
size for a sample of 90

ECON 158: Homework Assignment 1: Answer Key
September 28, 2016
The answers are in bold, at the end of each question.
Question 1
Consider the following data for the average test score (Test) and average class size (Size) in 3 California school
districts. T

ECO 158: Homework 7
DUE: Please bring to the final exam; no late homework will be accepted
This is a short homework assignment based on the first hour of the movie Waiting for Superman. You can find it here:
https:/vimeo.com/69353438 You can answer all of

ECO 158: Homework 5
Due at the start of class on 11/29
Question 1: Teacher Evaluation in the Los Angeles Unified School District
The LAUSD is the second largest school district in the country (after NYC). Hence what happens there matters to a lot of
stude

ECON 158: Homework Assignment 4
Due Tuesday 1st November before class
Question 1
To answer these question you will need to read the following article (posted on the course website). I wouldnt
expect you to be able to read and understand this article on yo

ECON 158: Homework Assignment 3
Due Thursday 27th October at the start of class
Overview
In class, after the econometrics test, we talked about human capital theory (HCT), the model that economists
use to explain why some people get more education than ot

ECO 158: Homework 5 - Answer Key
November 16, 2016
Answers inbold after each question.
Fall 2016
Question 1: Teacher Evaluation in the Los Angeles Unified School District
The LAUSD is the second largest school district in the country (after NYC). Hence wh

ECON 158: Homework Assignment 4 - Answer Key
Due Tuesday 1st November before class
Answers in bold at the end of each question.
Question 1
To answer these question you will need to read the following article (posted on the course website). I wouldnt
expec

Tone Worksheet
Use the correct tone arrows for the words in the following dialogue and practice it with your partner.
Put your own names in the brackets. Switch roles so each of you will ask and answer.
A: [
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th
nm
my?
What year are you (in)?
B: Ti
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THI TIT
Say and write complete sentences to describe the weather described in the pictures. Include a time
expression and a modifier according to the suggestions in the parentheses.
tuyt ri
nng
m p
gi
c s ng m
c bo
u m
l nh
mt
nng
1. (today - very) (spoke

ECO 158: Sample Econometrics Test - Answer Key
The answers are in bold at the end of each question.
Instructions
There are a 5 questions worth 8 points each (for a total of 40 points)
Each question consists of 4 subquestions numbered (a)-(d), worth 2 po

ECON 158: Homework Assignment 2: Answer Key
Answers in bold at the end of each question.
Question 1
In question 3 of homework 1 you estimated the line of best fit (LOBF) between average test score and average class
size for a sample of 100 CA school distr

ECO 158: Homework 5 - Answer Key
May 13, 2016
Answers inbold after each question.
Spring 2016
Question 1: Teacher Evaluation in the Los Angeles Unified School District
The LAUSD is the second largest school district in the country (after NYC). Hence what

ECON 158: Homework Assignment 4 - Answer Key
Due Tuesday 3rd May before class
Answers in bold at the end of each question.
Question 1
To answer these question you will need to read the following article (posted on the course website). I wouldnt
expect you

ECON 158: Homework Assignment 1
Due next Tuesday (10/4) at the start of class
September 29, 2016
Question 1
Consider the following data for the average test score (Test) and average class size (Size) in 3 California school
districts. This is real data (se

ECON 158: Homework Assignment 2
Due next Tuesday (10/11) before class
Question 1
In question 3 of homework 1 you estimated the line of best fit (LOBF) between average test score and average class
size for a sample of 90 CA school districts. For this quest