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EPI Working papers

The Changing Federal Role in School Accountability

January 30, 2017
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Brian Jacob
This is a point / counterpoint. The goal of the article is to discuss the influence of school accountability policies on educational inputs (e.g., funding, teacher quality, instructional practices, and school organization) as well as outputs (e.g.,...
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Rules vs. Discretion: Manipulation of NYS Regents Exams

August 1, 2011
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Brian Jacob, Thomas Dee, Jonah Rockoff , Justin McCrary
The challenge of designing effective performance measurement and incentives is a general one in economic settings where behavior and outcomes are not easily observable. These issues are particularly prominent in education where, over the last two...
EPI Working papers

Manipulation in the Grading of New York's Regents Examinations

February 1, 2011
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Brian Jacob, Thomas Dee, Justin McCrary
The challenge of designing effective performance measurement and incentives is a general one in economic settings where behavior and outcomes are not easily observable. These issues are particularly prominent in education where, over the last two...
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Evaluating NCLB

May 1, 2010
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Brian Jacob, Thomas Dee
How has the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act affected student achievement? This is no idle question, as the landmark federal law is long overdue for reauthorization. The Obama administration has recently urged Congress to add the issue to its already...