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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 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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