What Effect Did the Post-Katrina School Reforms Have on Student Outcomes?

July 28, 2016

ERA-New Orleans Director Doug Harris analyzes early evidence that shows post-Katrina school reforms are lifting student achievement.

The school reforms put in place in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina represent the most intensive test-based and market-based school accountability system ever created in the United States. Ten years later, the study What Effect Did the Post-Katrina Reforms Have on Student Outcomes? by Doug Harris and Matthew Larsen provides the first examination of the effects of these reforms on student achievement.