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How Have the New Orleans School Reforms Affected Test Scores, Graduation, and College Entry?

Douglas N. Harris

Date & Time
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
12:00–1:00 pm
1555 Poydras Street, Suite 700
Conference Room 760

Our [ear­li­er work](‑l-jrtldlld-hyduhhilkh‑k/) showed that fol­low­ing Hur­ri­cane Kat­ri­na and the mar­ket-based reforms enact­ed in its after­math, the per­for­mance of New Orleans stu­dents rose steadi­ly com­pared to stu­dents in oth­er Louisiana dis­tricts that were affect­ed by the hur­ri­cane, by 8 – 15 per­centile points. Since then, New Orleans has con­tin­ued to tran­si­tion to an almost-all-char­ter dis­trict, and it is now pos­si­ble to exam­ine a range of stu­dent out­comes. This study exam­ines how the reforms con­tin­ue to impact stu­dent achieve­ment, and extends our pri­or work to include grad­u­a­tion rates, col­lege entry, and col­lege grad­u­a­tion through the 2015 school year.

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