Do Profits Incentivize Academic Performance? Estimating the Relationship Between Profit Status and Student Test Scores in Charter Schools
Wood, Robert C
Wei, Thomas E
Roughly one-quarter of all charter school students in the U.S. attend a school managed by a for-profit management organization. Limitations in the scope of previous research prevent researchers from understanding whether for-profit charter schools perform better or worse in student test score achievement nationally compared to nonprofit charter schools, and economic theory provides competing answers on what we should expect. I expand the temporal and geographic scope of the previous literature to incorporate school-level test score measures from seven states and a more recent time period. Using OLS regression, I find no difference in the average test score achievement of students in for-profit charter schools relative to nonprofit charter schools. These results confirm the suggestions of previous research.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
DOES BILINGUALISM IMPROVE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE? ESTIMATING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FOREIGN LANGUAGES SPOKEN AT HOME AND STUDENT TEST SCORES Yang Choy, Yessica (Georgetown University, 2016)During the 2013-14 school year, nearly 10 percent of students in U.S. public elementary and secondary schools are English-learners. Limitation in the scope of previous research prevents researchers from understanding whether ...