Student Growth, Choice, and Segregation: The Effects of Academic Growth Data on School District Enrollment Decisions

Awarded Scholars:
David M. Houston, Harvard University
Project Date:
May 2018
Award Amount:

Houston will examine the effects of providing information about average student growth (as opposed to average student achievement) on hypothetical school district enrollment decisions. Using student growth measures estimated by SEDA, he will conduct a randomized survey experiment that tests whether subjects who are given average growth data are more likely to choose more diverse school districts than those who are given average achievement data.


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