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The Road Toward K-12 Excellence In Michigan: How An Upgraded Financing System Can Better Support Enhanced Student Achievement, Kevin Hollenbeck, Timothy J. Bartik, Randall W. Eberts, Brad J. Hershbein, Michelle Miller-Adams May 2015

The Road Toward K-12 Excellence In Michigan: How An Upgraded Financing System Can Better Support Enhanced Student Achievement, Kevin Hollenbeck, Timothy J. Bartik, Randall W. Eberts, Brad J. Hershbein, Michelle Miller-Adams

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Analysis Of Kaaap Through The 1998/1999 School Year, Kevin Hollenbeck, Noyna Debburman Jan 2015

Analysis Of Kaaap Through The 1998/1999 School Year, Kevin Hollenbeck, Noyna Debburman

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Impact Of Charter School Attendance On Student Achievement In Michigan, Randall W. Eberts, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Impact Of Charter School Attendance On Student Achievement In Michigan, Randall W. Eberts, Kevin Hollenbeck

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Proponents of school reform have argued that charter schools and vouchers can provide adequate market pressure to improve the performance of traditional public schools. While the number of charter schools and student enrollment have burgeoned, relatively little attention has been paid to their effects on student achievement. Proponents of charter schools suggest a direct effect on student achievement through the restructuring of teaching and learning processes and an indirect effect through peer effects on learning and through the market forces of competition. Of course, competitive pressures may result in higher achievement in traditional public schools as well. This paper focuses ...


Does Charter School Attendance Improve Test Scores?: Comments And Reactions On The Arizona Achievement Study, Christopher Nelson, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Does Charter School Attendance Improve Test Scores?: Comments And Reactions On The Arizona Achievement Study, Christopher Nelson, Kevin Hollenbeck

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In a recent report, Solmon, Paark, and Garcia (2001) seek to identify the impact of attending charter schools on student achievement using data from Arizona. Based on a sophisticated statistical analysis, these authors report that charter school attendance increases test score gains of students. This note raises some questions about the interpretation of the results reported and some questions about the empirical approach and underlying data. First, the report relies on a 2-x-2 evaluation design with type of school (charter or traditional) attended in a base year as the rows and type of school in the ensuing year as the ...


Teacher Performance Incentives And Student Outcomes, Randall W. Eberts, Kevin Hollenbeck, Joe Allan Stone Jan 2015

Teacher Performance Incentives And Student Outcomes, Randall W. Eberts, Kevin Hollenbeck, Joe Allan Stone

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This paper reviews the evidence on the effectiveness of individual merit pay systems for teachers on student achievement, and it presents new empirical results based on a system established within a collective bargaining environment. While many merit pay systems have been established in school districts across the U.S., very little empirical evidence concerning their influence on student achievement exists. A natural experiment arose in a county in which one high school piloted a merit pay system that rewarded student retention and student evaluations of teachers while another comparable high school maintained a traditional compensation system. A difference-in-differences analysis implies ...


An Examination Of Student Achievement In Michigan Charter Schools, Randall W. Eberts, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

An Examination Of Student Achievement In Michigan Charter Schools, Randall W. Eberts, Kevin Hollenbeck

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Since their inception in 1991, the number of and the student enrollment in charter school have burgeoned. However, little attention has been paid to their effects on student achievement. Proponents hypothesize direct and indirect positive impacts of charter schools on student achievement. The direct effect is through the restructuring of teaching and learning processes. The indirect effect operates through peer effects on learning and through the market forces of competition. This paper focuses on student achievement in charter schools in Michigan. The analyses presented here suggest that students attending charter schools in Michigan are not reaching the same levels of ...


An Analysis Of 4th And 5th Grade Meap Results At Elementary Schools In Southwest Michigan, Kevin Hollenbeck, Kristine Kracker Jan 2015

An Analysis Of 4th And 5th Grade Meap Results At Elementary Schools In Southwest Michigan, Kevin Hollenbeck, Kristine Kracker

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Accountability Systems In School-To-Work, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Accountability Systems In School-To-Work, Kevin Hollenbeck

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Education And The Economy, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Education And The Economy, Kevin Hollenbeck

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Teacher Performance Incentives And Student Outcomes, Randall Eberts, Kevin Hollenbeck, Joe Stone Dec 2001

Teacher Performance Incentives And Student Outcomes, Randall Eberts, Kevin Hollenbeck, Joe Stone

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No abstract provided.