Type: Seminar

Schools Under Accountability Pressure Receive More Money: Evidence from Texas Under NCLB

Open to PhD students and faculty engaged in causal inference in education policy research


Thomas Goldring, Postdoctoral Fellow

Date & time

Feb 7, 2018, 8:30-10:00 am EST


About the talk: Work-in-progress from Thomas Goldring. I examine how performance-based accountability under No Child Left Behind affected the within-district distribution of per pupil school-level spending. Using administrative data from Texas, I classify schools in which the lowest-performing student subgroup was close to the proficiency threshold for making Adequate Yearly Progress as under accountability pressure. I present evidence that per pupil spending was around $60 higher in schools under accountability pressure after accounting for prior spending.

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