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Economics of Education Review Vol. 18, No. 2 pp. 241–252
A widely-cited result in the education production function literature is that the level of measured school inputs (e.g., student–teacher ratio or starting teacher salary) is not associated with differences in student achievement, all else equal. I...
Economics of Education Review Vol. 29, No. 2 pp. 301–317
This paper provides detailed evidence regarding the nature of selection into a school voucher system. We use micro-data on scholarship applications matched with state student-level records on test scores, schools attended, and demographic background ...
Do students benefit from longer school days? Regression discontinuity evidence from Florida's additional hour of literacy instruction
Economics of Education Review Vol. 67, No. 1 (December 2018) pp. 171–183
Instructional time is a fundamental educational input, yet we have little causal evidence about the effect of longer school days on student achievement. This paper uses a sharp regression discontinuity design to estimate the effects of lengthening...